Alibre Design Expert is our flagship design suite with mechanical design* tools comparable to those you will find in SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, and Inventor. In fact, if you’re familiar with any of those programs, you will jump right into Alibre Design. Incorporating all of the tools we offer, it is perfect for engineers that require a wide range of powerful 3D CAD, verification, and analysis functionality. Alibre Design is the easiest 3D CAD application to learn and use, with a straightforward user interface and easy and efficient workflows.
Parametric design is the de facto standard for 3D mechanical design and manufacturing. If you are not using a true parametric modeler, you are wasting time. Parametric basically means that you create intelligent parts, assemblies, and drawings that can be updated later easily and with a minimum of rework. Wherever a part is used, for example in an assembly, BOM, or 2D drawing, changes will be reflected automatically.
Alibre Design is built from the ground up to be fully parametric. All modules are completely interconnected and design changes are a matter of double clicking dimensions you used to create your part originally and typing in new numbers. When you open your assembly, you will see the part has been updated for you. When you open your drawings, you will see all the views, including partial views, section views, and anything else will also be updated. The dimensions will have changed for you, and you will not waste any time needlessly redoing 2D drawings.
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