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Alias Surface

Automotive design and Class-A surfacing software.

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£8,285 (Ex VAT)

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What’s new in Alias for 2019?

Virtual reality with Alias
Enhance design reviews with virtual reality. Explore your design to scale using a HMD in VR.

Photoshop live link
Sketches from Photoshop can be linked to Alias. Changes to sketches are dynamically updated in Alias.

Computational design in Alias
Quickly generate complex repeatable patterns and enable rapid design iterations and exploration.

Marking Menu editor
More easily customise Marking Menus with a new selection of styles.

Design model share
Design and collaborate on a single Alias model in the cloud. Review, mark up and collaborate via the web and on portable devices.

Offset tool
Offset command ensures that offset CV layout quality is maintained, enabling a semi-automated, time-saving workflow.

Look around feature
Fly to a point of interest immediately; enable immediate navigation to a point in the design.

Canvas pivot function
Manipulate Canvas layers like any other geometry type – scale, snap and pivot images in real time.

Performance improvements
Multithreading implemented for File I/O for Alias reduces File Open and Save times by an order of 3.

Features

Concept design and fast concept modelling

Flexible product modelling
Fast, repeatable, curve-based modelling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models.

Improved colour assignment for layers
Random custom colour assignments for layers and layer folders.

Customised clutch keys
Define clutch key assignments.

View options in Curve Planarise
Add view options in the Curve Planarise.

Surface fillet improvements
Add the option of Inter Continuity and Inter Straight Angle checking in surface fillets.

Skin tool options
Add the Shape option in the Skin 2012 tool to control the CV layout of the Skin surface section.

Variable degree surface fillets
You have the ability to have a variable degree in fillet surfaces.

Dynamic shape modelling
Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry.

3D sculpting
3D sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertexes. Use curve-based tools, direct modelling and more.

Detailed design and surface analysis

Deck seam
Deck seam (similar to a flat fell seam) has been added to the Stitch and Seam tool.

Mathematically precise surface creation
Access tools that help you to create mathematical shapes. For example, control pitch with the Revolve tool and more.

Multiblend tool
Make smooth transitions between surfaces.

Light ray effects and reflections
Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio with the Light Tunnel tool.

Computational Design
Quickly generate complex repeatable patterns and enable rapid design iterations and exploration.

Automatic arrays of shapes
Simplify uniform and non-uniform objects, using arrays. Create arrays of lines and surfaces in 2D and 3D.

Stitches and seams
Automatically create stitches and seams.

Surface chain select tool
Select a chain of surfaces with one pick.

Shading in clay
Temporarily change your shaders to a clay material. When you are finished, your model goes back to its original form.

Surface evaluation
Get more accurate feedback on surface model quality.

VRED NURBS surface analysis
Achieve more accurate, native spline definition analysis.

Surface modelling and Class-A surfacing

Global refit
AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE
Refit your digital model to the changed physical model.

Offset tool
Offset command ensues that offset CV layout quality is maintained, enabling a semi-automated, time-saving workflow.

Scan data workflows: surface from mesh
Create a surface on mesh with 1 of 3 surface types.

Improved Surface from Mesh tool
Update original data with scanned clay data.

Precision surface modelling
Create Class-A surfaces with speed and control.

Automated surface creation and editing
Perform multiple operations with a single tool.

Multicurve profile input
Profile tools provide an advanced way to work with surfaces, such as rotating a profile to a target surface.

Efficient Multisurface Fillet tool
Speed up the process from factor to surface fillet.

Intelligent form factor ability
Define ratios with Form Factor tools.

Scan data workflows: mesh selection techniques
Use an expanded mesh selection toolset.

Design communication and product visualisation

Virtual reality with Alias
Enhance design reviews with virtual reality. Explore your design to scale using a HMD in VR.

Interactive product visualisation
Evaluate design options with real-time visualisations. Use shading models, apply colour, add texture and more.

Compelling photorealistic renderings
Visualise your product with high-resolution imagery.

Convenient data exchange
Share industrial design data with mechanical design and CAD software, including Inventor, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS and many others.

VRED compatibility
Quickly convert Alias files to VRED software for 3D visualisation.

Interoperability with other tools
Interoperability helps streamline operations with other products used in the design process, such as cutters, meshers and more.

Switch between shading assignments
Easily switch between colour combinations.

Variant configuration sets
Capture your current view to return to it easily.

Combining training and learning, together with your software is essential. The individual or team that drives the design process must have the highest level of knowledge and product training so the business can leverage its full potential.

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If you’re not sure which type of course you need to help drive your business forward, please get in touch via email or call us on 02476 308 500. We’re here to help. Alternatively, take a look at the Scheduled Courses.

Types of Learning
Through the Majenta Academy, individuals and teams can learn through a number of product-based courses or consultancy-led reviews. All designed to help your business meet its objectives, in a format that benefits you. Choose from;

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Bespoke and Tailored Courses

Whatever you are looking to achieve, we can help you get there. Through our bespoke and tailored courses, we can wrap training around your own needs and requirements. Whether you need product training or some technical and business advice, please get in touch via email or call us on 02476 308 500.

Non-Scheduled Courses

Here at the Majenta Academy, we are running training courses all the time. If no Upcoming Scheduled Courses are appearing below, don’t worry. You can still get in touch via email or call us on 02476 308 500 to arrange your next training course.

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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We’ve over 20 years experience working with design software. Over this time, Majenta have assisted many different types of organisations, working in varied industry spaces, to help meet their objectives.

Whatever your demands, Majenta have the expertise to deliver real added value to you, your team and your organisation.

 

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Specialisations

  • Architectural, Engineering, Construction
  • Building
  • Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Industrial Design & Visualisation

Value Added Services

  • Consulting Specialised
  • Product Support Specialised
  • Authorised Training Centre
  • Authorised Certification Centre
  • Authorised Developer

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