Alibre Design Xpress 11.0

A rich and capable 3D solid modeler especially intended for users who need to create mechanical parts, assemblies and 2D drawings
Alibre Design Xpress is a comprehensive and full-featured 3D and 2D design solution worth having when you need to create complex detail drawings and quickly visualize how your designs fit together.

Since it supports various CAD applications, here referring to SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge, Parasolid and Catia, the program enables you to build 3D designs effortlessly.

In case you notice that the program does not work as well as you expect, you can navigate to the Tools menu, then modify the display services as you want. Also, you need to enable the ‘Advanced 2D Rendering’ option if you want to create and build your own 2D drawing views.

Although it comes with a complex functionality, the main window of the program is very practical and user-friendly from where you can easily create single parts or huge assemblies with reliable tools designed with productivity in mind.

Once the application has started, the Home window appears, which is the starting point for all your design projects. Additionally, you are able to create new parts, assemblies, drawings, bills of materials, as well as import files from other programs.

The left panel displays all of the available objects that you can make use of, here referring to planes, points, redline views, edges and faces, while the right panel allows you to add new circles, lines, ellipses and other objects you are interested in.

If you want to create a new assembly or open an existing project, the ‘Design Explorer’ section stays at your disposal. From here, you are able to apply assembly constraints between parts, check for interferences and create section views with ease.

The ‘3D Section View’ enables you to preview a cross-section of a part or assembly and reveal all the obscured areas. However, please note that when a cut part is selected, the part outline includes the hidden portions.

To conclude, Alibre Design Xpress proves to be an intuitive and steady CAD solution especially designed for users who need to build their own models and drawings.

Reviewed by on February 19th, 2014


last updated on:
October 25th, 2008, 13:42 GMT
file size:
148 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Alibre
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Graphic \ Graphic Editors
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Alibre Design Xpress - The main user interface of Alibre Design Xpress includes various tools that are useful to grafic designersAlibre Design Xpress - The users are able to decide what type of redline will be added from the Insert menuAlibre Design Xpress - One can easily activate or deactivate the 2D sketch from the Sketch menu of the applicationAlibre Design XpressAlibre Design Xpress
What's New in version 10.0 SP1
  • Better video card support for Nvidia and ATI cards
  • External Thread representation
  • Assembly
  • Quick constraints
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Alibre Design Xpress is a rich and capable 3D solid modeler for creating mechanical parts, assemblies and 2D drawings ...

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