Just wanted to open up a discussion about the latest Autodesk Alias 2011 Releases. Im sure you will see news and buzz over the next few weeks/months. Feel free to ask questions and comments.
Alias Design for Inventor - Alias Design technologies now available within Autodesk Inventor.
The Hot Stuff in Alias.
-UI consistency and look.
-Productivity gains everywhere. Offset, Ambient Occlusion, POI, Camera tools, Anit-aliasing, + more
-NEW Face Selection, Add selection and re-mappable mouse button options.
-NEW G3 continuity
-NEW Pedestrian Protection evaluation
-NEW Fit curve workflows
-NEW cross section editor
-NEW Alias Design now has Symmetrical modeling history
-NEW network license borrowing
once installed, there is a Alias tab in Inventor. This unlocks (up up down down left right left right A B A B select start) the ability to make Freeform edits and modeling… history free i might add, to the model.
it also supports the Wacom tablet! remember “I love Sketch” ? you’ll see some curve editing workflows very similar. HOT!
i would not say “You got the Iheartsketch interface in Alias…” exactly.
Alias Design for Inventor is your first glimpse of this type of interaction in a production software. You literally can modify and sculpt 3D curves and surface edges with a tablet or mouse strokes. Cool.
Check it out. this shows mainly the point controls but you can literary sketch the changes.
Sketchbook Pro for iPad still has to use OSx and the UI elements similar to the Mobile version… but it has the additional features that can only be found in the desktop version. check it out in the itunes store.
I did not mention it in the original post, but there have been some press releases that also listed a new Alias family member. Alias Sketch (Hybrid Paint and Vector). official announcement coming soon…