Alibre Design

Business-grade design solutions

Power your design or manufacturing business with
the world's most bang-for-the-buck engineering platform.

3D Design

Precise and powerful 3D design to power product creation. From consumer products to fixtures, heavy machinery, molds, and more.

Drawings

Beautiful, precise manufacturing drawings, patent drawings, and assembly instructions are just a few clicks away.

Sheet Metal

Dedicated tools to make the design of sheet metal parts easy and fast. Convert regular solids to sheet metal, and create flat patterns with a click.

Rendering

Power marketing, sales, websites, brochures, and more with built-in rendering. Drag-and-drop materials to create beautiful pictures from your CAD data.

Part Modeling

Precise, intuitive, and efficient

Parametric design means you define
the size of things with variables
that are easy to edit later.
Create parts of unlimited complexity,
build in intelligence with equations,
and make it micron-perfect for
manufacturing.

Sketching

Sail through complex sketch creation with helpful hints, error checking, and tons of sketching tools.

Easy Edits

Edits are as simple as modifying dimensions. Even in complex models, you can edit anything at any time.

Equations

Define equations for parameters to build design intent into the model and make edits easier.

Time Savers

Menus pop up at the cursor, giving you access to common tools without accessing a menu or the ribbon.

Surfaces

Import and work with surface models to incorporate highly organic components in your design.

Assemblies

Full-product representation

Combine parts together,
define real-world relationships, and
watch your design come together
as a full digital representation
of the finished product.

Make Alibre a part of your innovation today!

Define

Your model will contain a set of real-world relationships that define how parts interact with each other.

Edit Quickly

Make changes that cascade by setting up relationships between parts or defining a global variable file.

Make Variants

One model can house thousands of variants by creating Configurations. Easily switch between them.

Communicate

Create exploded views to illustrate assembly instructions and export as a 3D PDF, or publish in a drawing.

Validate

Check range of motion, check for interferences, inspect with 3D section views, and query physical properties.

Sheet Metal

Make, flatten, manufacture

Cheap and efficient – sheet parts are common
components for enclosures, connections,
and a lot more. Alibre Design takes care
of all the math – you focus on what the part
needs to do. View flat patterns with one click
to check for overlaps and create with confidence.

Built-in Math

The complex math behind sheet bends is taken care of for you behind the scenes. Focus on design.

Conversion

Convert regular models or imported models into unfoldable sheet metal parts with an easy conversion wizard.

Lofts

Create complex lofted transitions to connect different sheet parts together, especially in ducting design.

Flat Patterns

1-click flat patterns let you check for overlaps quickly. Create 2D drawings of flat patterns for production.

Time Savers

Automatically create watertight corners, complex miter flanges, bend reliefs, dimples, and more.

Drawings

Manufacture with confidence

Simple and comprehensive 2D detailing of your 3D
designs to your company’s standards. Drawings update
when you change the model. Include full-color
images of your design, a bill of materials,
exploded views, tables, and much more.
Publish to PDF, DWG, or DXF.

Always Correct

The source of truth is the 3D model. When it changes your drawing updates too, including all the dimensions.

Automatic

Select which views you want and your 3D model is converted into 2D and is ready for detailing.

Details

Any view type you need in the way you want it to display. All the standard detailing tools at your fingertips.

Downstream

Be accurate with your design communication for production, patents, manuals, outsourcing, and more.

Publishing

Publish drawings, bills of materials, and exploded views to DWG, DXF, or PDF for production and archiving.