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2D Engineering Documentation


Precise, crisp 2D documentation is the language of manufacturing. Alibre Design offers a highly customizable, expansive tool set to ensure your design intent is conveyed correctly.

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2D Drawings

Documentation is always up to date

2D documentation including views and dimensions updates automatically when you make changes to the 3D model, ensuring your documentation is always consistent and up to date.

Comprehensive communication

Robust and customizable documentation tools allow you to quickly communicate design intent. With 10 view types and dozens of option-filled detailing tools, it’s easy to create professional manufacturing documentation that meet the style and visual requirements of your organization, client, or supplier. 

Document assembly and disassembly

Include exploded views with bill of materials callouts to document assembly instructions. Shaded views bring the color of the design into the document, making it easy for non-technical stakeholders to understand.

2D View Support

  • Standard Views

  • Section

  • Aligned Section

  • Removed Section

  • Broken Out Section

  • Auxiliary

  • Detail

  • Broken

  • Partial

  • Exploded


2D View Styles

  • Outline

  • Shaded


2D Detailing Support

  • Standard Dimension

  • Ordinate Dimension

  • Chamfer Dimension

  • Foreshortened Dimension

  • Circular Dimension

  • Note

  • Datum

  • Datum Target

  • Surface Finish

  • Feature Control Frame

  • Theoretical Intersection

  • Surface Finish

  • Weld

  • Centerline

  • Callout

  • Hatch Patterns

  • Tables

  • Redlines

  • View Scale

  • Circular/Linear Hole Pattern

  • Image import



  • Layer Styles

  • Dimension Styles

  • External/Internal Thread Settings


Wizards and Ease of Use

  • Dimension Reposition Wizard

  • Context-sensitive popups

  • Real-time previews

  • Snapping

  • Title Block Wizard

  • Automatic updating when 3D model changes

Real time, context sensitive options at your cursor

Save time and be sure you’re getting what you want with realtime previews of your modifications. Clicking most kinds of objects in the 2D environment will provide you with appropriate options right at your cursor.

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"Alibre was initially thought of as our stepping stone into the 3D world so we could then have some experience to help us choose which of the main CAD suppliers to go with (SW, Catia, etc.) however we have stayed with Alibre and it has been instrumental in driving our whole design process."

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Alibre Design is a feature rich 3D and 2D design program that's easy to learn and economical to own. It's powerful enough for your 5,000 part assembly and easy enough for your weekend project. See why Alibre Design is the smarter alternative to traditionally bloated, expensive 3D CAD packages with a free trial.

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