Downloadable AliasStudio Personal Learning Edition Enables Students and
Industrial Designers to Develop Expertise with Leading Industrial Design
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced the availability of the latest version of the
AliasStudio Personal Learning Edition (PLE), a special non-commercial-use
version of the industry-leading industrial design software. Previously
released versions of the PLE software have been downloaded more than 100,000
times by students and industry professionals eager for access to the latest
AliasStudio software. Autodesk has continued this important product program so
that the industrial design community can explore, learn and become productive
to realize their ideas with this leading industrial design software. Autodesk
AliasStudio software is known as the industry's premier industrial design tool
-- used by virtually every major automotive company, as well as leading design
consultancy and consumer product companies around the world.
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With this latest release of PLE, acclaimed industrial designer Gray
Holland has contributed tutorials, lessons and a customized interface that
demonstrate personal workflow techniques he honed from his years spent in the
automotive industry and his design agency, Alchemy Labs. AliasStudio PLE
provides students and industry professionals the opportunity to explore the
main toolsets of AliasStudio including sketching, surface modeling,
interactive visualization, rendering and animation tools.
Inside the World of Industrial Design
With AliasStudio PLE, users will experience a professional customized user
interface and tutorial movies which highlight the techniques and tools
required to start using AliasStudio software.
"In 1991, I picked it up AliasStudio while working at General Motors on
the EV-1 electric car and it has been my primary tool for developing my ideas
from concept to production ever since," said Gray Holland, principal of the
design firm Alchemy Labs. "I partnered with Autodesk to create this special
version to help students and working designers leverage my professional and
teaching experience by producing a customized version of AliasStudio's
interface design to focus the user on the task at hand. It is the same
customized version I teach in my design classes at California College of the
Arts and use everyday at Alchemy Labs."
"Autodesk has a history of commitment to providing the most advanced and
creative 2D and 3D software tools possible for the engineering community. With
the addition of AliasStudio to Autodesk's product portfolio we can now offer
the best in conceptual design integrated with the best in engineering,"
commented Robert "Buzz" Kross, vice president of the Autodesk Manufacturing
AliasStudio Personal Learning Edition builds on Autodesk's tradition of
offering the most outstanding tools by enabling design professionals and
students to learn and familiarize themselves with AliasStudio at their own
pace to become more successful in their profession.
To download a copy of AliasStudio PLE, please visit
www.autodesk.com/studiople. AliasStudio PLE users are restricted to non-
commercial applications through the display of a watermark on images and a
special non-commercial file format. The software is subject to additional
terms and conditions as provided in the license agreement that accompanies the
Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned
into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the world's leading
software and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure,
digital media and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help
customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more
effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by
becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency and maximizing
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.
Autodesk, Alias and AliasStudio are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names,
product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
(C) 2006 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
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