SYCODE launches four AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ons for Alibre Design

October 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SYCODE today launched AutoCAD DWG and DXF file import and export add-ons for Alibre Design.

"Alibre Design already has the ability to read and write AutoCAD DWG and DXF files", explains Deelip Menezes, owner of SYCODE. “However, this ability is severely limited to 2D DWG/DXF files only. When importing DWG/DXF files, Alibre Design ignores 3D objects such as solids, bodies and regions and creates a 2D drawing document from the 2D curves present in the file. Moreover, Alibre Design cannot export parts or assemblies to DWG/DXF files. It can only create DWG/DXF files from its own 2D drawings. This makes 3D DWG/DXF files pretty much useless to Alibre Design users. Our AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ons for Alibre Design are designed to remove this limitation and give Alibre Design users the ability to read and write 3D DWG/DXF files."

The AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ons for Alibre Design are:
(1) DWG Import for Alibre Design - DWG import add-on
(2) DXF Import for Alibre Design - DXF import add-on
(3) DWG Export for Alibre Design - DWG export add-on
(4) DXF Export for Alibre Design - DXF export add-on

The DWG/DXF import add-ons read 3D solid geometry from DWG/DXF files and creates corresponding solid bodies in an Alibre Design part document. The DWG/DXF export add-ons reads solid bodies in an Alibre Design part or assembly document and creates corresponding 3D solid geometry objects in a DWG/DXF file. These add-ons can read and write DWG and DXF files up to the latest version of AutoCAD.

The AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ons are priced at 195 EUR each and are available as fully functional 10 day/run trials. The software comes with detailed documentation in the form of a compiled HTML help file which contains a step-by-step tutorial to get the end user started in the shortest possible time.

Detailed information about these add-ons and trial downloads can be found at

About Autodesk

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About Alibre Design

Alibre Design is a powerful, easy and affordable 3D parametric solid modeling software from Alibre Inc. Alibre offers businesses of all sizes in every major industrialized country a range of 3D CAD software solutions for design and manufacturing challenges. Their customers build everything from simple fixtures and tooling to extremely complex products in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and industrial machinery.

Alibre Inc supplies full-featured 3D design applications, responsive on-demand support, and a rich set of training materials at a value unmatched by comparable solutions on the market. Their goal is to provide 3D CAD based on a company’s need – not on its budget.


SYCODE develops cutting-edge software solutions for Computer Aided Design (CAD). These solutions are in the form of standalone applications or plug-ins that work inside major CAD systems such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk VIZ, Autodesk 3D Studio MAX, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Maya, Alibre Design, Rhinoceros, SpaceClaim, IntelliCAD, etc.

SYCODE also designs, develops and implements customized software solutions for companies worldwide. The customized solution may be a standalone application working closely with the client's existing CAD application or a plug-in to the CAD application.