(RICHARDSON, TX)- Alibre, Inc. announced the latest version of its flagship 3D CAD application, Alibre Design 10.0 (“V10”). Primarily driven by customer feedback, the new release includes improvements which further differentiate Alibre Design as the most accessible and easiest to use 3D mechanical CAD product on the market. In addition to improving key feature performance ten-fold and decreasing memory consumption by 35%, the application includes productivity improvements in 3D modeling, parametric sketching, and 2D detailing. A new fully integrated CAM add-on, Alibre CAM, supporting 2.5 and 3-axis NC machining, is also available as a component in Alibre Design Expert.
2D Performance and Productivity
Alibre Design 10.0 delivers significant performance gains while more efficiently utilizing memory. Versus Alibre Design 9.2, equivalent operations are completed in half the time with 35% less memory consumption. The new “Fast Views” feature projects 2D views of large or complex models 4 to 10 times faster. In addition, a variety of detailing features are more responsive including inserting dimensions and annotations such as BOM callouts, creating and editing Views, and generating hidden lines and centerlines.
New Direct Editing Toolset
Alibre Design 10.0 includes the new Direct Editing toolset, which is ideal for early-stage conceptual design and working with models imported from other CAD systems. This toolset provides intuitive push-pull modeling as well as the ability to quickly move, add and remove design elements.
Integrated CAD/CAM with Alibre CAM
A key addition with Alibre Design 10.0 is the new manufacturing add-on Alibre CAM, a fully integrated NC machining solution supporting 2.5 and 3-axis milling based on proven technology from MecSoft Corporation.
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