Alias software was developed by four Computer scientists: In , Alias Research was founded at Toronto, Canada. Initial versions were to be run only on SGIs super-microcomputer using bit Motorola processors and Irix OS, until late 90's when Windows platform could use 64 bit chips. In Mac versions were launched; the company soon emerged as a premier software product company that produced high-end 3D graphics software. The product suite starts with Alias Design as the entry-level conceptual design system, progressing to Alias Surface, to Alias Automotive as the top-of-the-line product with all of the options. Tools for sketching and visualization are combined in one software package, it meets the specialized needs of designers: As of version , Autodesk Alias was split into separate standalone products: Autodesk Alias is used for design and styling in the automotive, aircraft, sporting equipment, packaging electronic enclosure, children's toy, fashion accessory markets.
Previewed in the Inventor Feedback Community over the past few months, this Update includes a healthy mix of new functionality and enhancements. Model Based Definition Extended to Assemblies Every seat of Inventor includes Model Based Definition MBD , a set of capabilities that allow you to define dimensions and tolerances on a 3D model that can be used for downstream manufacturing processes.
As more customers move to MBD, we are expanding what it can cover. The Easier Automation with iLogic Many Inventor customers are increasing their use of iLogic as they automate tasks and speed up design work.
For now, Inventor Until now, triggers for iLogic rules could only live within documents. With These triggers can live on a network drive, so it can help you automate and standardize across your organization.
In Inventor This reduces the work your machine has to do to complete the drawing update and can speed up design change workflows. The speed increase depends on the nature of the changes being made — an isolated change will update a lot faster and a change that affects the entire model will show less of a speed up.
Below is a plot showing a few typical design change tests on some large assembly models to give you an idea of the effect. One format widely requested on Inventor Ideas , our Feedback Community, and several other customer events has been SolidEdge.
Inventor Now you can take that native data in directly without having to go through STEP. Many of these come from Inventor Ideas and in person events where we collect feedback from Inventor users worldwide. Here are a couple that are included in For folks that project a lot of construction geometry, it saves you from having to toggle the command when sketching.
Exporting bill of materials to an external file now supports the ability to include thumbnail images. Task Scheduler now also allows removal of holes, pockets, fillets, chamfers, and parts by size using the new shrinkwrap functionality that was introduced in the initial release of Inventor Weld beads from a sub-assembly can added as a participant in an assembly feature.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release! The Inventor Product Team.