Product Driven A-Side Surface for Industrial Design


A-Side Surface (Theme) can start from many sources, including sketches, sections, or scan data. Packaging criteria can be brought into Alias from many different packages. I've worked with Catia V5, ProE, SolidWorks, Rhino and many other packages. Once that criteria is available, it can be used throughout the creation of the 3D theme. It can be used for sketching over. Dynamic Sections provide valuable real time feedback for an accurate overview of clearances to confirm packaging viability. A-Side surface can be created as soon as the designer is comfortable with a design. Once an A-Side is created it can be translated into many other engineering package formats for validation. Sections or screen shots can be sent back and forth to the designer to update the A-Side and finalize the surface data for reliable downstreaming.