Sketching and illustration tools
Draw and edit with integrated tools. Capture lines, circles, and ellipses with predictive strokes.
Flexible product modeling
Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models.
Fast concept modeling
Get a complete concept model workflow, from sketch to final concept model.
Photoshop live link
Sketches from Photoshop can be linked to Alias. Changes to sketches are dynamically updated in Alias.
Dynamic shape modeling
Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry.
3D sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertices. Use curve-based tools, direct modeling, and more.
Use the deck seam (similar to a flat fell seam) to create a deck shape and stitch along an edge or curved surface.
Precise surface creation
Use tools that help you create mathematical shapes. Control pitch with the Revolve tool, and more.
Use the Multiblend tool to easily generate nice-looking, hard-to-build surfaces and make smooth transitions between surfaces.
Light ray effects and reflections
Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio with the Light Tunnel tool.
Quickly generate complex repeatable patterns, and enable rapid design iterations and exploration.
Automatic arrays of shapes
Simplify uniform and nonuniform objects using arrays. Create arrays of lines and surfaces in 2D and 3D.
New subdivision modeling tools
Take concept modeling to a new level with the strengths of adaptive subdivision controls combined with native NURBS surface technology in Alias.
Refit your digital model to the changed physical model.
Improved surface from mesh tool
Create a surface on mesh with one of three surface types. Update original data with scanned clay data.
Precision surface modeling
Create Class-A surfaces with speed and control.
Surface creation and editing
Perform multiple operations with a single, automated tool.
Get more predictable results with new tools such as Freeform Curve Blend and View Flip.
Multicurve profile input
Profile tools provide an advanced way to work with surfaces, such as rotating a profile to a target surface.
Intelligent form factor capability
Define ratios with Form Factor tools.
Mesh selection techniques
Use an expanded mesh selection toolset.
Maintain offset CV layout quality to enable a semiautomated, time-saving workflow.
Save file author options
Save the file author information under the save information section when saving or exporting a file.
File > Share view
Disable the share view option using an environment variable.
Virtual reality with Alias
Enhance design reviews with virtual reality. Explore your design to scale using an HMD in VR.
Interactive product visualization
Evaluate design options with real-time visualizations. Use shading models, apply color, add texture, and more.
Convenient data exchange
Share industrial design data with mechanical design and CAD software, including Inventor, CATIA, and SOLIDWORKS.
Quickly convert Alias files to VRED software for 3D visualization.
Switch between shading assignments
Easily switch between color combinations.
Variant configuration sets
Capture your current view to return to it easily.