Alibre Wins Maker Fair "Editor's Choice Award' 2010

Affordable 3D Software Lets Entrepreneurs Design Gadgets & Inventions at Home

Richardson, TX, August 10, 2010Alibre Inc., the developer of the world’s most affordable professional 3D design solutions, today announced that Alibre has won the Maker Faire “Editor’s Choice” 2010 Award.  Given to only a handful of Maker Faire exhibitors, Alibre won the award because of its engaging booth presence and exceptional 3D design software geared towards the “Maker” market.  Announced at the Maker Faire Detroit show on August 1, 2010, the Editor’s Choice Awards were selected by the editors of MAKE magazine from the hundreds of exhibitors at the Maker Faire, whose tagline is “Make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired.”

Priced at only $99, Alibre Design Personal Edition (PE) is the first low-cost, easy-to-use 3D design program that inspires people to become entrepreneurs and set-up their own businesses by creating products and inventions in their homes and garages!  Alibre Design PE delivers the entrepreneur and hobbyist an industrial-strength parametric system with integrated 3D solid modeling, part and assembly design, associative 2D drafting, and STL export -- all at a hobby-friendly price

“You can 3D print and rapid prototype your models or send them out to a machine shop to be made,” said Max Freeman, VP of Marketing, Alibre.  “And for the serious ‘Maker,’ you can mill them on your home built CNC machine.”

“We are honored to have been chosen by the editors of MAKE magazine for their prestigious ‘Editor’s Choice’ award,” said J. Paul Grayson, CEO, Alibre. “With the introduction of the new Alibre Design PE, we are bringing the power of 3D solid modeling to everyone:  from inventors, DIYers, and 3D design newcomers to design enthusiasts.  The software enables everyone to turn their dreams into a reality by creating real, physical products, inspiring a new generation of start-ups.”

Alibre will also be exhibiting at Maker Faire NY , Sept. 25-26, 2010 at the New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY. Priced at $99, Alibre Design PE is available immediately from .  Alibre Design is available for Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, and earlier operating systems and includes a broad set of built-in and online tutorials and downloadable video training.  For more info on Alibre Design PE, see the website: or contact Email Contact.


About Alibre, Inc

Alibre is the leading global provider of cost effective professional grade mechanical CAD, CAM, and PDM solutions.  Founded in 1997, Richardson, Texas-based Alibre is led by Chairman and CEO J. Paul Grayson (previously CEO of Micrografx) and other graphics visionaries who are changing the landscape of 3D mechanical CAD/CAM software.  Alibre develops Alibre Design™ and Alibre CAM™, the fastest growing parametric CAD/CAM solutions on the market.  One fifth the cost of comparable software, Alibre Design offers the same core features as SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor, and other mid-range solid modeling packages at a cost that is affordable to any business or individual.  Alibre CAM extends Alibre Design to provide integrated 2 1/2 to 5 axis CNC machining.

Alibre recently launched Alibre Design Personal Edition, the first low-cost, easy-to-use 3D design tool inspiring people to become entrepreneurs and set-up their own businesses by creating gadgets, products, and inventions in their homes and garages.  Easy-to-use and priced at only $99, Alibre Design PE brings powerful 3D solid design modeling to everyone, from inventors, DIYers, 3D design newcomers, and design enthusiasts.  The software enables people to turn their dreams into a reality by creating real physical products, inspiring a new generation of start-ups.   

Used by an immensely diverse user base, Alibre Design and Alibre CAM provide design and manufacturing solutions to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, consulting firms, machine shops, start-ups, hobbyists, inventors, teachers and students. Alibre products are distributed in 50 countries and in 15 languages. For more information on Alibre, or for a free trial of Alibre Design and Alibre CAM, please visit

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