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FreeDimension Of Alibre Design

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GIOV, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. GIOV

    GIOV Alibre Super User

    Someone explain this:
    "Free Design’s free-form modeler is one of the additions in Alibre Design Expert 9.2. This program includes features that handle all aspects of product development, from conceptualization, presentation and output, to production. N-Sided Surfacing (NSS) technology for surface generation and control removes the restrictions of 4-sided surfaces prevalent with NURBS and Bezier methods."
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2020
  2. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    The old Alibre company partnered with a lot of different software developers to bundle compatible software with Alibre Design over the years.

    It looks like FreeDesign software no longer exists.

    If you're looking for semi-organic design I've heard great things about MoI 3d (Moment of Inspiration).
  3. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

  4. GIOV

    GIOV Alibre Super User

    I understand. Personally I prefer Rhinoceros 3D which has a lot of more Engineering Capabilities.
    May be has a lot of freeform capabilities but is lack in free and professional add-in.
    The problem is that the big Software companies are buying add-on faster like Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes. Thinking only in Algor Design Check..... I buy AD for this, nothing more....and now is part of Autodesk, so What will happens with AD if don't have a independent add-in Software?
    Look this that is another example this time of Dassault Systèmes: Surface Works.
    So, if AD will concentrate only in develop is own software but for a Product Design it needs good add-in. I like the old direction that make add-in a just basic version like Design Check leaving its customers free to access from this bottom to something more sophisticated according to the requirement, but this add-in is integrated in a package that gives knowledge, recommendation of people who understand engineering from AD, so their clients can later without fear invest more from that base.
    I do not if you understand. AD no only is a base software and marketing, must be a family that support its client from base add-on.
    For example Why FEM design is no jet part of AD as base?
    For other side, AD need urgent in 3D workspace (3D DesignSpace) a Surface development to achieve fantastic Parametric form and of course, better loft capabilities. (Support give me hopeful answer from this). For myself this two thinks will be a big achievement like AlibreScript & AlibreGrid from Wizotools.
    Less Graphics Cosmetic things an more Parts and Assemblies with less bites weights and more accuracy at the same time in one file.
    I hope you understand my point of view.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2020

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