ALIBRE LAUNCHES NEXT GENERATION 3D DESIGN SOFTWARE -- ALIBRE DESIGN 2011 -- Huge Leap in 3D Design Performance at a Low Cost -- Lets Everyone Become Inventors at Home or Office -- Priced Starting at only $99

Richardson, TX, October 25, 2010 – Alibre Inc., the award-winning developer of the world’s most affordable professional 3D design solutions, today announced a huge leap in 3D CAD design performance with the release of its latest version, Alibre Design 2011.  Alibre Design 2011 now makes 3D designing easier and more robust with major enhancements, including a complete top to bottom code re-write, native 64-bit version, powerful sheet metal conversion tools, and a myriad of time saving tools and customization features.  Available immediately for download at:, the highly anticipated Alibre Design 2011 release delivers dramatic improvements in efficiency and performance. 

Now Even Easier for Less Technical Users & More Robust for Higher End Users 

Priced thousands less than competitors, starting at only $ 99 for Personal Edition (PE), $699 for Professional and $1399 for Expert, Alibre Design 2011 brings the power of 3D CAD design to everyone, from DIYers, inventors, tinkerers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and scientists.  Alibre Design 2011’s new improvements and features include a full port of the code to C#, making it the first native 64-bit version -- important for demanding users that want to create designs of enormous size and complexity. 

New Alibre Design 2011 Features Include: 

  • New Sheet Metal Conversion Tools with Automatic Conversion - imported or natively designed solids are now able to be automatically converted into unfoldable sheet metal parts, so users can take libraries of solids generated from other applications and convert them into fully native, editable sheet metal parts.  Sheet metal parts can also be designed in a normal part workspace and then converted to sheet metal later, fast tracking many common design requirements


  • Complete Code Rewrite and Native 64-bit Version for Larger & More Complex Models - Alibre Design 2011 has been completely rewritten in the C# programming language, in addition to being re-architected to support a native 64-bit version of the software.  This enables Alibre power users to make models of incredible complexity and size, while providing tremendous performance benefits.


  • New Faster 2D Detailing Framework Avoids Confusing Toolbars & Dialogs - 2D detailing is now incredibly fast with the new in-place editing framework.  This set of tools is hyper-context sensitive, allowing users to avoid toolbars and dialogs almost altogether.  By clicking on items, available options are shown directly at the mouse, and users can make edits to almost anything in real-time, without cumbersome dialogs.

“We are tremendously excited to be able to provide our customers with this release.  More so than in any previous version, Alibre Design 2011 brings a wonderful complement of stability, performance, and new features that will fundamentally enable new workflows and design practices,” said J. Paul Grayson, Alibre Chairman and CEO.  “As usual, almost all of the enhancements were directly driven by our customers.  And the feedback we’ve gotten from the beta program, is that people are extremely excited.” 

Available at Alibre Store & 80 Resellers Worldwide 

Alibre Design 2011 is available for download at the Alibre Store at: and worldwide through Alibre’s network of nearly 80 resellers in 41 countries and 13 languages.  Available immediately, Alibre Design 2011 is priced at $ 99 for Alibre Design 2011 Personal Edition (PE), $699 for Alibre Design 2011 Professional, and $1399 for Alibre Design 2011 Expert.  For a list of new features and explanations, please download the Alibre Design 2011 feature brochure at  For more information, see

About Alibre, Inc

Alibre is the leading global provider of cost effective professional grade mechanical CAD, CAM, and PDM solutions.  Founded in 1997, Richardson, Texas-based Alibre is led by Chairman and CEO J. Paul Grayson (previously CEO of Micrografx) and other graphics visionaries who are changing the landscape of 3D mechanical CAD/CAM software.  Alibre develops Alibre Design™ and Alibre CAM™, the fastest growing parametric CAD/CAM solutions on the market.  A small fraction of the cost of comparable software, Alibre Design offers the same core features as SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor, and other mid-range solid modeling packages at a cost that is affordable to any business or individual.  Alibre CAM extends Alibre Design to provide integrated 2 1/2 to 5 axis CNC machining.  

Used by an immensely diverse user base, Alibre Design and Alibre CAM provide design and manufacturing solutions to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, consulting firms, machine shops, start-ups, hobbyists, inventors, teachers and students. Alibre products  are distributed in 50 countries and in 15 languages. For more information on Alibre, or for a free trial of Alibre Design and Alibre CAM,

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