Industrial Design & Product Design Software
If your everyday work is related to the industrial art and you constantly strain after perfection in your work, you definitely should pay attention to the new release of Autodesk – the leading software corporation, specializing in developing software products for the engineering, architecture, media, manufacturing etc. Recently, the company released Autodesk Alias Surface 2017 – the best program developed for the needs of industrial and automotive designers. This particular version comprises a plethora of new features for fast and effective concept design, concept modeling, detailed design, surface modeling, Class-A surfacing, design communication and surface analysis.
Let’s hunt down all new features of this release and determine which of them are really significant and irreplaceable ones.
The main goal of concept design is to show the initial response of the design team to the project brief. With this release, you will spend less time on concept design. Autodesk Alias Surface 2017 contains the following enhancements:
• New tools for sketching and illustration that allow designers to draw projects and edit them, using newly integrated instruments.
• 3D sculpting. Work with 3D models is better now.
• Enhanced modeling of products. Working on the design of various forms, you can easily visualize them how many times you wish.
• New dynamic shape modeling allows you to work with product models and change them at any stage you want.
Analyzing this category, it stands to mention that developers enhanced or added the following features:
• Seams and stitches.
Now this option is automatic.
• Arrays of shapes are also automatic now.
The process of duplicating objects around curves is faster and more flexible now.
• Enhanced surface creation.
The work with surfaces is more precise and faster now. With the help of the new Revolve tool users can control pitch.
This category has undergone the most serious enhancements and specialists in the area of automotive design will surely appreciate all of them. First, global refit requires attention. Work with digital and physical models is more flexible and faster. Users can easily refit digital models.
Creation of Class-A surface takes less time as compared to the previous versions. Now, you can build them faster and have more control over them.
There are three types of surfaces that allow you to make and work on a surface on a mesh, using one of these types. Besides, the set of tools for selecting meshes was expanded.
The developers worked on reflections and ray effects. In order to create more precise models and get better results of work, the developers added a virtual tunnel of light, which allows them to study surfaces better.
Evaluation of surfaces allows designers to receive more precise feedback, concerning the form and quality of the model.
Speaking about this issue, it stands to mention that the product visualization is interactive now. Designers can work on and evaluate the results of work with their models with real-time visuals.
Besides, there are lots of shading assignments, enabling designers to change the color combinations in a slip second.
The process of data exchange is also more convenient now. Designers can share data with their colleagues in several clicks.
As you see, Autodesk Alias Surface 2017 is a very useful edition, able to change the working process of automotive designers for the better. For that reason, Alias Surface 2017 should be a “must have” tool for all industrial designers.