Mechanical Design Software: Alibre
Talked to Rick Shepherd on September 22, 2010 about Alibre Graphics Programming Language testing
for 30 days.
After the trial, I can buy the $99 Hobby version and output STL files, he stated. Those files can be read
MakerBot according to what he stated.
The Pro version would call for an additional $500 and allow for Data Exchange. To use the ParaSolid
format described by Larry
Markus, it would require the $1199 version or another $600 upgrade. That would give you the features
of SolidWorks except that
SolidWorks can simulate fluid flow, something that I would like to do for a valve.
Trial expires October 22, 2010 email@example.com PW: 13temp86
Larry says that ProE is very complicated to use.
He also says that SolidWorks uses the stl format which is what Alibre outputs.