By DE Editors
3D Systems Corporation (Rock Hill, SC) and Alibre, Inc. announced that 3D Systems’ new V-Flash Desktop Modeler will include Alibre Design Xpress 3D parametric computer-aided design (CAD) software at no additional charge.
The V-Flash Desktop Modeler is 3D Systems first product based on its new Film Transfer Imaging (FTI) technology platform; it was launched in September with a base price of $9,900. Currently, 3D Systems is conducting a phased rollout of the V-Flash Modeler in the U.S. and plans to introduce it in Europe early in 2008.
Easy to use, Alibre Design Xpress software emphasizes the features that are most frequently used in 3D CAD software. It provides parametric modeling of parts and assemblies, along with 2D detailed drawings. Plus, this software has import and export capabilities via industry standard formats such as STEP, IGES, DXF and DWG as well as an STL export capability that provides a direct interface to the V-Flash Desktop Modeler and other 3D Systems’ rapid prototyping solutions.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.