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3D Systems Releases Alibre Design 2012 - improved UI, faster sketching, surfacing toolset, ability to directly modify bend radii, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Oct 17, 2011

3D Systems and Alibre Software: From Partnership to Acquisition - 3D Systems plan to evolve Alibre from company into brand, while focusing on DIY users, garage entrepreneurs, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 1, 2011

3D Systems Acquires Alibre - acquisition targeting 'maker' market will become bright spot in American manufacturing industry, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 22, 2011

What Will Alibre CAD Become? - 3D Systems focusing on increasing DIY customers for selling their low-end 3D printers, Scott Sweeney, Kubotek, July 20, 2011

Acquisition Happy - 3D Systems buys 17 businesses in 19 months, latest is Alibre, purchased to expand reach of modeling and 3D printing, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 19, 2011

3D Systems Acquires Alibre - 3D Systems CEO Abe Reichental on acquiring Alibre, rebranding it, Alibre's pricing strategy, Autodesk 123D initiative, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, July 19, 2011

Direct Print: 3D Systems Acquires Alibre - acquisition will help 3D Systems democratize 3D printing, optimize systems for CAD, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, July 19, 2011

Alibre and 3D Systems Offer Low-Cost Design/Print Bundles - low-cost 2D/3D parametric modeling software with build-your-own 3D printing kit capable of plastic modeling, rapid prototyping, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 17, 2011

Alibre + 3D Systems: CAD + Rapid Prototyping for as Little as $1,500 - CAD-3D printing bundle will give users ability to create tangible products from 3D digital designs, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 17, 2011

Alibre Design 2011 Personal Edition - not impossible to learn, good feature set for the price, Alan Stafford, IDG News, Jan 5, 2011

Who Exactly is Alibre a Threat To? - Alibre's low cost offerings mostly a threat to Autodesk, Deelip Menezes, Apr 13, 2010

Interview with Max Freeman - Alibre's VP of marketing speaks on rock bottom pricing and whether such pricing can sustain company, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Apr 14, 2010

Paul Grayson on How Alibre Can Afford to Sell MCAD - $197 for ACIS-based solid modeling, CEO cites cost cutting, low overhead, Deelip Menezes, Apr 13, 2010

Alibre for $99 - Is It Sustainable? - selling at low price may generate profit if volume is high, only then will big players take interest, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 17, 2009

Alibre CEO Paul Grayson Discusses the New Pricing Structure - reasons behind price drop, changes in processing, marketing strategies, sustaining innovation, evolution of CAD technologies, Franco Folini, Novedge, Aug 13, 2009

$99 Alibre Design Standard Opens the Era of Retail MCAD - Maybe - company will get a few more sales at reduced price, Randall Newton, CADCAMNet.com, Aug 12, 2009

Negative Commentary on the Alibre $99 Offer - reduced price generates unwarranted criticism, Deelip.com, Aug 13, 2009

Alibre $99 Pricing Sends Shockwave - press is abuzz about price reduction from $999, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 11, 2009

Alibre for $99 - Money Isn't Everything - robustness, support, commitment even more important, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 12, 2009

Everything in the Entire World Marked Down to $99...Including Alibre Design - 2D CAD users wishing to move to 3D might take offer, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 12, 200

Alibre Design Standard for $99 - limited time offer makes third party developers to lower down cost of Alibre Design add-ons, Deelip.com, Aug 11, 2009

Alibre Slashes Price by 90% - Alibre CEO calls offer  'massive market share grab,' Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 10, 2009

Direct Editing and Direct Modeling - comparing direct editing capabilities of Alibre Design and SolidWorks, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 28, 2009

How to Make 3D Alibre Designs from Imported DXF Files - exploding polyline, CADCAM Blog, May 12, 2009

The Future of 3D CAD Software Pricing - Alibre price of $1000 is below competitors so should do well in this economy, says Alibre CEO Paul Grayson, Alibre Blog, Jan 13, 2009

Creating Flat Pattern Drawings of Sheet Metal Parts (Alibre Design Tips) - creating sheet metal part, initial flat pattern view, additional views, detailed drawings using sheet metal workspace, Max Freeman, Cadalyst, Sep 30, 2008

Using Imported Data Sets as the Basis for Complex Features - importing sets of points generated from complex parametric equations using Alibre Design, Max Freeman, Cadalyst, Aug 27, 2008

Using Design Values in a Bill of Materials - Alibre tutorial on using parametric values to update changes automatically, Max Freeman, Cadalyst, Jun 16, 2008

PhotoRender Basics - using textures and lighting for rendering Alibre model, Aaron Arnold, Cadalyst, May 1, 2008

Top Down Design For Curvy Parts - modeling computer mouse as single part in Alibre Design, Aaron Arnold, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2008

When I Say the CAM Software Market is Boring I'm Not Referring to a Machining Process - Greg Milliken, Alibre CEO Blog, Apr 14, 2008

Using Dynamic Spline Curves - using spline by reference points for creating flexible cabling in Alibre Design, Aaron Arnold, Cadalyst, Mar 1, 2008

Turn Legacy 2D Data Into 3D Models - importing 2D drawings into Alibre Design and creating 3D models, Ryan Montgomery, Cadalyst, Feb 1, 2008

Machining Parts - creating and machining part using Alibre CAM and then simulating toolpath, Ryan Montgomery, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

Low- or No-Cost CAD -2D/3D products like Siemens PLM software, Draft IT, Inventor LT, SolidWorks Personal Edition, Alibre Design Xpress, CoCreate's OneSpace Modeling Personal Edition, Caligari's trueSpace, and Rhino are available, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

CAD That Won't Break the Bank - Alibre Design Xpress Plus, VersaCAD 2007 for Windows, DataCAD LT v12, CADVANCE LiTe v13, CADVANCE with AETools LiTe, General CADD Pro v6.1, IntelliCAD 6.4, Solid Edge 2D Drafting, Vdraft v2.21, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

Direct Editing - modifying imported part using Direct Editing toolset in Alibre Design 10.0, Pablo Lopez, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2007

Alibre Upgrades Core CAD Features - Alibre Design 10.0 has improved parametric sketching and 2D detailing, direct editing toolset, fully integrated Alibre CAM add-on, more, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 19, 2007

The Evolution of 3D CAD and the 'Dassault Volume Channel' - arrogant PTC was dethroned by SolidWorks, but after complete management change, SolidWorks 'not the company it used to be,' Greg Milliken, Alibre CEO Blog, Nov 13, 2007

Up and Running - five ways to make Alibre Design and Windows run smoothly, Pablo Lopez, Oct 1, 2007

Russian Programmer Arrested in Alibre Code Theft Case - former Alibre employee Roman Voznyuk was illegally selling Alibre software as 'RaceCAD Design Professional' product, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, Aug 24, 2007 

Alibre Design and Google SketchUp - creating a part in Alibre Design and exporting to Google SketchUp, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, Aug 1, 2007

'Make Sure Prospect Knows Alibre is Not Good Enough' - fear, uncertainty, and doubt lead big companies to advertise negative about smaller companies' products, Greg Milliken, Alibre CEO Blog, June 29, 2007

Alibre Design and PDF - publishing and editing the PDF in Alibre Design v9.1, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, June 1, 2007

Creative Curves - creating custom toolbar, keyboard shortcuts, and curves using FreeDimension tool in Alibre Design, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, May 1, 2007

Democratization - defining democratization in context of globalization, designing, manufacturing, and more, Greg Milliken, Alibre CEO Blog, May 1, 2007

Sneaky Alibre Design Goes Gaga for Google, Subverts Entire Industry in the Process - Alibre 3D Publisher can publish any 3D model to Google SketchUp that can be edited later, Randall, 3D CAD News, April 23, 2007

Google SketchUp, 3D Warehouse and Alibre Design Xpress: An Unbeatable Combination - For Free! - Alibre can create mechanical geometry that can be converted to SketchUp and uploaded to 3D warehouse, Greg Milliken, Alibre CEO Blog, April 19, 2007

An Interview with Greg Milliken, CEO of Alibre - Greg talks about Alibre Design, its advantages over competitive products, his blog, future plans, more, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, April 18, 2007

Animate with Alibre Motion - creating a moving clock using Alibre Motion module, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, January 1, 2007

Look Who's Bending - Part 4 - Alibre provide free version upgrades for an annual maintenance of $295 only, Deelip Menezes, February 21, 2007

Getting the Last Drop - low-cost CAD applications: Alibre Design Xpress, VersaCAD 2006 for Windows, General CADD Pro v5; free 2D design software: CADlogic Draft IT 2.01, Solid Edge 2D Drafting v19, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, January 1, 2007

Nibbling at the AutoCAD Pie - reviewing low-cost CAD systems: Alibre Design, IntelliCAD and Rhinoceros, Deelip Menezes, December 30, 2006

Alibre Design 9.1 - Opening Up 3D Design - a 3D solid parametric modeler, Alibre Design 9.1 has a history tree, impressive assembly module, collaboration feature, and more, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, November 2006

Alibre to Bundle Adobe Acrobat 3D - Alibre-Adobe collaboration will provide quick sharing of 3D models for viewing and editing, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, October 26, 2006

Using the Hole Tool in Alibre Design - creating a hole on a rectangular or cylindrical part, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, September 8, 2006

Alibre Flies (Happily) Under the Radar - Alibre sales taking off as company serves customers who cannot afford SolidWorks, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, September 7, 2006

How to Securely Share Design Data in Alibre Design Without Giving Up Control - sharing repository data and setting access permissions, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, August 7, 2006

Alibre Design 9.0 - a cost-effective 3D modeling system has dynamic sketching tool, Sheet metal parts modeling, basic data management functionality, more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, August 7, 2006

Unleash Configurations in Parts and Assemblies - using Alibre Design's configuration tools to create multiple versions of a hex bolt and using it in an assembly, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, July 7, 2006

Creating Patterns Using Standard Sketch Shapes - using Alibre Design's standard sketch shape for creating a hole pattern in a sheet metal plate, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, June 9, 2006

Alibre Design - suitably priced, parametric Alibre Design 9 is easily customizable, automatically updates views, has sheet-metal capabilities and good interoperability, highly recommended by Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, June 1, 2006

Patterns Made Easy - using Alibre Design's Pattern tool to duplicate features in circular or linear pattern in a part workspace, Michael Todd, Cadalyst, May 9, 2006

Introduction to Design Configurations in Alibre Design v9 - creating multiple configurations for a single part or assembly file using Design Configurations feature, Michael Todd of Alibre, Cadalyst, April 12, 2006

CAD Helps to Move Mountains - Alibre Design Xpress used in design of 'Avalanche Blast,' Werner Greipl, Design News, May 2006

Creating Assembly Prototypes in Alibre Design - using Alibre parametric engineering to edit parts and create assemblies by different methods, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, March 10, 2006

Linking Helix Features for More Accurate Spring Representations - using Alibre 'Project to Sketch' tool to create a spring of varying pitch, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, February 3, 2006

Using a Set of Common Parts in Multiple Assemblies - Alibre users should create a common parts folder and save common parts in the repository to avoid multiple copies, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, January 12, 2006

Using Boolean Operations in a Part Workspace - Alibre tutorial on creating Design Boolean features using Boolean operations to modify parts or assemblies, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, December 15, 2005

Alibre Design Xpress - this free parametric solid modeler from Alibre is easy to use, earning a 'highly recommended' rating, Pat Davis, Cadalyst Management, December 1, 2005

Creating and Using Custom Symbols - Alibre creates, stores and modifies existing symbols, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, November 15, 2005

Get the Most Out of Alibre Design Software's Online Functionality - helps avoid revision cycles, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, September 15, 2005

How to Backup, Archive and Move a Repository - Alibre's repository snapshots create backups or move data to a new computer, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, August 15, 2005

Creating Exploded Views for Use in 2D Drawings - create exploded views and document them in drawings with a BOM and balloon callouts for a complex assembly in both 3D and 2D space, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, July 15, 2005

Alibre Design Options: Creating Custom Bill of Materials Template - with its BOM capabilities a bill of material gets created with every drawing which changes with the design, Michael Todd, Cadalyst Manufacturing, April 15, 2005

Alibre Design 8.0 - the latest version earns five stars for its excellent collaboration tools, live online support assistant and many overall improvements, Don LaCourse, Cadalyst, November 1, 2004

Modeler Pumps Up Sweeps, Lofts, Drafting, and More - while Alibre may not have all the power of its competitors, it's price may still make it attractive, Joe Greco, Machine Design,  October 21, 2004

CAD For The Budget-Conscious - advice on how to get the most CAD for your money, including a comparison of the mid-range programs Alibre Design Professional, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge and SolidWorks, Paul E. Teague, Design News, September 13, 2004

Alibre Design Professional 8.0 - Affordable Design And Collaboration - this application has matured into a well- balanced combination of collaboration tools and modeling features and capabilities, Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Weekly, August 30, 2004

What's New in 3D Design Software - brief reviews of Alibre 6.0, AutoCAD 2004, form*Z 4, trueSpace 6.6, TurboCAD Professional 9.5, Rhino 3.0 and VectorWorks 10.5, John E. Wilson, Cadalyst, February 12, 2004

Can You Collaborate? - an overview of collaboration software: Alibre Design, CoCreate's OneSpace Collaboration, Autodesk Streamline, ImpactXoft's IX SPeeD Suite, PTC's Windchill PDMLink and SolidWorks' 3D Instant Website, Alan Joch, DE Online, July 2003

Alibre Design 6 - latest version makes tremendous strides, a great value but with some limitations, Joe Greco Desktop Engineering, June 2003

A Look At the Alibre Assistant and Alibre Design 6 - surveys some of the new tools and enhancements in the latest upgrade of this MCAD package, Joe Greco, CADENCE MCAD Tech News #96, April 25, 2003

Taking Stock of MCAD - looks at 20 areas of mechanical and computer-aided design and picks the best MCAD programs in each category, Joe Greco, CADENCE, March 2003

Alibre 4.0: Online Modeling and Collaboration - excellent collaboration tools, a much-improved interface and its current reduced price make Alibre Design an attractive MCAD option, David Cohn, DE Online, September 2002

Low-Cost MCAD - despite certain limitations, six low-cost MCAD programs - Alibre Design, CADMAX, ParaLogix Level 1, Pro/DESKTOP, SolidConcept and TurboCAD Professional - offer plenty of tools and ease of use, Joe Greco, DE Online, September 2002

A Visual Guide to Alibre Design 4.0 - the latest upgrade offers a big improvement over previous versions, David Cohn, MCADVision, August 2002

Alibre Design Grows Up To Be A Mature Solution - Joe Greco, CADENCE MCAD Tech News, June 6, 2002

Best in Class ASPs - Alibre and OneSpace are cited as the top design collaboration tools. Joe Greco, CADENCE, Sep 2001

The CAD Collaboration Trials - Which is best for your product development team? Joe Greco tests collaboration tools from Alibre, CoCreate, ImpactXoft and 3Ga. CGW, Aug 2001

Teamwork 24/7 - a report on collaboration for design and engineering, including reviews of Alibre and CollabWare. Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Vision, June 2000

Alibre Design Beta Preview - Joe Greco, CADENCE, May 2000. 4 discs out of 5

Alibre and CollabWare - DE Online, April 2000