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What are your thoughts on the new functionality found in the Ribbon and shortcut bar implementation.

What are your thoughts on the new functionality found in the Ribbon and shortcut bar implementation.

What are your thoughts on the new functionality found in the Ribbon and shortcut bar implementation.

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Hello All or anybody,

Since it's been a year since anyone has posted anything I assume you may be using the 3dsystems forums.

I found the 2012 Interface pretty impressive but originally didn't upgrade because I use SolidWorks which is mostly better. There are some ways to cheat the alibre interface into being a hybrid modeler by importing IGES surface data if you don't have a copy of Rhino but my major gripe with Alibre is that it is not a hybrid modeler for the most part because it cannot create surface geometry directly.

However I did a contract job at a company using the 2012 edition and I found it had capabilities in sketcher to detect and apply Horizontal or Vertical alignments between points or sketch nodes as they are sketched out which SolidWorks can still not do even in 2013 version. I originally didn't like Alibre 2012 because they dropped spaceball support but in the latest Dev Release of 2012 which solid many cases of crash bugs, I may look into getting back on support for 2013 after seing a message about new section capabilities which have been in other CAD softwares for years.

The 2012 interface allows for Shit + Select to be used to select two lines and apply a parallel collinear or equal relationship or constraint between them. SolidWorks had this in the 2008 release and Wildfire 5.0 now creo has this capability except for applying symmetric relations. If Alibre can do this and Proe Creo can't lt's just say I'm amazed.

I guess if anyone still reads this forum I'll get a response hopefully people curios about 2012 can ask me questions and I'll most likely be able to answer them.

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RE: What are your thoughts on the new functionality found in the Ribbon and shortcut bar implementation.

There, are, Alibre Trolls who check from time to time to see if anybody posts here.
Most people use the 3D systems forum , there is a link to it in my last post.
This forum was originally started by Scott Swertel, but I do not know if he monitors it anymore, since it got so much easier to link to the 3D forum from the Help Button on Alibre.
As an Ex solidworks user who goes back to Solidworks from time to time, I find that these two companies leapfrog one another .
The new ribbon drove me nuts until I got used to it. But there are things on Alibre that are better than Solidworks, and there are things on Solidworks like mate features and weldments, that are better than Alibre.
You pay your money and take your choice.
B.E.

RE: What are your thoughts on the new functionality found in the Ribbon and shortcut bar implementation.

Berkshire is right. Most of the action is on the forums hosted by Alibre, not here. That's why this forum has such little traffic.

--Scott
www.wertel.pro

RE: What are your thoughts on the new functionality found in the Ribbon and shortcut bar implementation.

Hi Scott,
So you do look here from time to time.
B.E.

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