Alibre to Give Sneak Peek of Next Generation 3D Software at Maker Faire NY

Alibre User, Dustyn Robots will be at Booth Discussing New Designs

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Richardson, TX, September 16, 2010 – Alibre Inc., the developer of the world’s most affordable professional 3D design solutions, today announced that they will be showing the next generation of their award-winning 3D software, Alibre Design 2011, at the 1st Annual World Maker Faire NY, held at The New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY on Sat., Sept. 25-Sun, Sept. 26.  Maker Faire NY is a unique experience where thousands of “Makers,” DIY enthusiasts, and spectators come together to learn, share and create.

Sneak Peek of Alibre Design 2011

The winner of Maker Faire Detroit’s “Editor’s Choice” 2010 Award, Alibre is providing exciting new ways for people to create and design in 3D.  “Alibre Design lets ‘Makers’ take their vision and turn it into a reality in record time by digitally prototyping or printing their 3D models, enabling ordinary people to become entrepreneurs and set-up their own businesses in their homes and garages,”  said J. Paul Grayson, Chairman and CEO, Alibre Inc.

Being sneak-peeked at the World Maker Faire in NY, Alibre Design 2011’s new core technology improvements and features include a full port of their code to C#, making it the first native 64-bit version -- important for demanding users that want to create designs of enormous size and complexity.  Other new features include the ability to convert a solid part into sheet metal, virtual intersection dimensioning, an on-demand framework for detailing drawings, automatic part re-orientation improvements, new hole presets, multi-plane creation, and keyboard shortcuts.

Dustyn Robots to Appear at Alibre Booth – Co-Creator of SADbot

Alibre user, Dustyn Roberts, Founder of Dustyn Robots, will be appearing at the Alibre booth at Maker Faire NY to discuss how she uses Alibre Design to create robots, including the SADbot (Seasonally Affected Drawing Robot), a solar powered, interactive drawing machine created in partnership with Ben Leduc-Mills for the Eyebeam window gallery in New York City.  SADbot uses two 18.5” x 13'” solar panels to power two stepper motors which allow the control of a pen in two dimensions.  SADbot takes input from people walking outside by using a set of sensors which can tell how much light they’re getting (photocells).  SADbot knows if someone is covering up one of the sensors, and can change its drawing behavior accordingly.  Info at:  Roberts’ new book Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists,” talks about how Alibre allows anyone to make real-world engineering products.

Visitors to the Alibre Booth, Fabrication Tent at Maker Faire NY, can also register for a free copy of Alibre Design 2011 Personal Edition (a $99 value).  Alibre Design products are priced from $99-$1199.  For more information on Alibre or to download and install a free trial of Alibre Design, see  For more information on Maker Fair NY, see:


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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