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Alibre new Release available

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  • Dark Site licensing – Ability to activate and deactivate license offline

  • Show ‘Computer ID’ in product UI for licensing support

  • Licensing logic to bypass Trial if user has license code

  • Fix issue with pre-dated license maintenance expiry date

  • Improved license error reporting

  • Support for specifying Proxy Server credential to license server

  • Fix Installer looping when Start Menu Shortcut is de-selected

  • Non-English Unicode characters in Windows username causes license initialization failure

Product Features

  • Rectangle by Center tool in 2D Sketch

  • Extrude Boss/Cutout/Thin: Bi-directional unequal lengths option

  • Revolve Boss/Cutout/Thin: Bi-directional unequal angle option

  • Ability to zoom/pan View Creation Preview in 2D Drawings

  • Additional Hide Part option in 2D Drawings allows you to hide parts in all views.

  • Add a Select by Layer tool in 2D Drawings, allowing the user to select all items by layer. This can be used for several things, such as the ability to get rid of sick dimensions all at once or performing layer changes on many entities at once without manual selection.

  • Home Window > Help > Forum link goes to new forum

  • Re-enabled auto-updater in product (only accessible in the next release, not 2017.1)

Component / Addon Upgrades

  • Migrate to latest conversion library from Datakit for import/export of 3rd party CAD application data

  • Fixed Alibre Parameters Addin for Microsoft Excel v2010 and later

  • Keyshot 7 now works with Alibre Design 2017.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fix issues with cursor icon artifacts and distortion

  • Cannot enter angle values into Japanese Alibre input boxes because the automatically added degree symbol (°) is a multibyte character in Japanese which makes the entry invalid

  • Exception when placing Note in 2D drawing on some computers

  • Customer Assembly file exported as STEP from Inventor 2017 has some parts incorrectly scaled

  • Application crashes if Shift is held while placing a sketch entity with an inferred horizontal or vertical constraint

  • Fixed bad Import of SolidWorks SLDPRT file

  • Fixed import functionality of CATIA V5 (V26) files


  • Added Danish

  • Updated French, German, Czech, Swedish, Japanese, Polish, Chinese CHS, Chinese ZHH resources

Forum, Gallery, and Customer Suggestions

We’ve made a huge upgrade to the user forums. Your old username and password will still work. Come say hi!

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