Sketching and illustration tools
Draw and edit with integrated tools. Capture lines, circles, and ellipses with predictive strokes, and more.
Flexible product modeling
Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models.
Fast concept modeling overview
Walk through a fast concept model workflow, from sketch to final concept model.
Downstream use of model
Move your data easily between Alias and VRED software.
Improved color assignment for layers
Random custom color assignments for layers and layer folders.
Customized clutch keys
Define clutch key assignments.
View options in Curve Planarize
Add view options in the Curve Planarize.
Surface fillet improvements
Add the option of Inter Continuity and Inter Tangent Angle checking in surface fillets.
New options in Skin tool
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.
Improvements for the 2018 release include customizable keyboard controls, snapping, marking menus, and more.
Dynamic shape modeling
Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry.
3D sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertices. Use curve-based tools, direct modeling, and more.
Mesh-like modeling for 3D sculpting
Use push-and-pull techniques to conceptualize models—without needing to develop spline surfaces.
Explore concepts to create revisions quickly.
Better theoretical and feature lines
Control the shape of your product to follow a curve.
Cut, separate, and add detail to your design without affecting the sculpted form.
Rendering and material management
Use real-time raytracing and assign materials directly within Alias.