Following a thorough Beta test, Alibre Inc. is now shipping Design 11.0, the newest version of its 3D CAD software. In addition to migrating the entire code base to the .NET platform, V11 effectively doubles the size of assemblies that can be handled, with often-used assembly operations running up to ten times faster, and includes significant 2D drawing speed enhancements and feature improvements. New with V11 is the tightly integrated Alibre Vault, a comprehensive, easy-to-use PDM system with strong Alibre Design and Windows integration.
Assembly performance/productivity: A new ‚â€œdrag-n-drop‚â€ constraint mode with instant visual feedback and real-time editing makes constraining parts in assemblies faster, and eliminates guesswork. By dragging one part near another, V11 previews the applicable constraints on screen, allowing quick adjustments like flip or rotate, before committing to the chosen constraints. Speed improvements for nearly all common assembly tasks are also part of V11. Over 30 common tasks, such as editing parts within the assembly or creating section views, are now at least twice as fast, providing more productive assembly modeling.
World-class data management: Alibre Vault offers completely integrated data and process management for all files and workflows. Vault smoothly integrates within Alibre Design and Windows Explorer, making it a familiar interface for any user, and document management is simplified by an easy-to-learn ‚â€œindex card‚â€ interface that supports all file types. Extensive security and collaboration options keep files safe and accessible, while managing workflows like approval loops, engineering change orders (ECO), and other business processes. Additionally, custom search options simplify finding files.
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