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Supporting the global environment we supply all software as digital downloads only. How can you participate?

We all can be part of the solution. Digital downloads are the "green" answer to demanding fewer resources for your computer's needs. What you get is software with an environmental footprint of zero while still staying up-to-date.

Digital downloads are one part of the larger trend in making our lives - both professional and personal - cleaner, more efficient, and better. Continue reading to see what else you can do to improve your green computing.

Limit screen-saver use. A screen saver does not save energy. In fact, more often than not, a screen saver not only will draw power for the monitor, but also will keep the CPU from shutting down. Instead, set your computer to turn off the monitor first, then go into standby mode after a longer period of inactivity.

Disconnect your Virtual Private Network (VPN) when not actively using your corporate network. Being connected may limit your system's ability to enter standby mode.

Many popular computer games and other third party software packages that run in the background will not allow the computer to go to sleep - even if they are paused or the active window is minimized.

Some web sites or pages that have active banners and or animated advertisements will not allow the computer to sleep on its own and must be closed, or the computer put manually into a sleep state.

Enabled power management to place your monitor, hard drives and computer into a low-power "sleep" mode after a period of inactivity.

Monitor/display sleep: Turn off after 15 minutes or less

Turn off hard drives/hard disk sleep: 15 minutes or less

System standby/sleep: After 30 minutes or less

Advanced users may wish to establish multiple power schemes to address different usage models. For example, you can create a power scheme for playing music CDs that shuts off your hard drive and monitor immediately, but never puts your system into standby mode.

To further reduce power consumption, turn off computing and peripheral devices that are not being used or being used for an extended period of time such as overnight.

Plug all your electronics into one surge protector, so you can easily switch them all off when you leave the room or go to sleep. Most power supplies (such as your cell phone charger) continue to draw power and generate heat even when not attached to a device.
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Autodesk Alias AutoStudio 2016
System Requirements:
Windows
Mac
  • Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows 8 Professional, and Windows 8.1 Professional operating systems.
  • Browser Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following Web browsers for access to online supplemental content:
    Google Chrome™ Web browser
    Microsoft Internet Explorer® Web browser
    Mozilla® Firefox® Web browser
  • CPU 2 GHz 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
  • Graphics hardware Supported NVIDIA® or ATI graphics card with a minimum of 256 MB dedicated texture memory.
  • RAM 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • Disk space Free hard disk space required for installation: 10 GB
  • Pointing device Three-button mouse
    Wacom® graphics tablet for sketching
  • Operating system Apple® Mac OS® X 10.9.x and 10.10.x operating systems. Apple Mac OS 10.11.x (El Capitan) is not supported.
  • Browser Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following Web browsers for access to online supplemental content:
    Apple Safari® Web browser
    Google Chrome™ Web browser
    Mozilla® Firefox® Web browser
  • CPU 2 GHz 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
  • Graphics hardware Supported NVIDIA® or ATI graphics card with a minimum of 256 MB dedicated texture memory.
  • RAM 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • Disk space Free hard disk space required for installation: 10 GB
  • Pointing device Three-button mouse
    Wacom® graphics tablet for sketching

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Windows Mac

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English
Available: < 10
AutoStudio provides concept modeling, analysis, technical surfacing, and visualization.

Concept design

Sketching and illustration tools Capture and communicate concept design ideas freehand without switching applications. Alias includes a comprehensive set of sketching, illustration, and image editing tools—pencils, paintbrushes, airbrushes, markers, erasers, and special texture and effects brushes. The integrated 2D/3D environment enables product designers to create sketches at real-world scale and draw over imported 3D CAD data to evaluate design feasibility.
Flexible product modeling Experiment with ideas in shape and form. Pursue innovative solutions to your design challenges. Quickly explore and visualize any form using a range of 3D modeling techniques. Alias software combines fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools with the ability to directly edit and sculpt 3D models. Choose the best modeling technique for the task at hand. Generate multiple design iterations quickly, and make subtle corrections or radical changes with flexible tools.
Dynamic shape modeling Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry. Make real-time modifications and shape objects dynamically in design reviews. Manipulate a customizable lattice rig created around an object to sculpt geometry, or bend it using a curve to control deformation. You can also twist geometry around a single-axis curve, or conform it to the shape of another surface.
3D sculpting Refine your 3D models through an intuitive, iterative process. Sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertices. Use curve-based tools to define a shape at its edges, and use direct modeling to adjust the shape at any point. Maintain complete control, achieving the exact form and surface quality you need.

Product modeling

Stitches and seams Automate the creation of stitches and seams for surfaces that will be stitched together.
Surface chain select tool Select an entire chain of surfaces with just one pick.
Automatic arrays of shapes Simplify uniform and nonuniform objects by using arrays. Use multiple methods to create arrays of lines and surfaces in both 2D and 3D.
Mathematically precise surface creation Alias includes multiple tools that help modelers and designers create mathematical shapes. For example, control pitch in the Revolve tool, which creates objects like springs and threads.

Surface Modeling & Class-A Surfacing

Scan data workflows: fit surface to mesh Improvements to scan data workflows include the ability to easily place fit-surface patches on a mesh by picking 4 points on the mesh. Build a surface shaped to the mesh on those points.
Scan data workflows: surface from mesh Create a surface on mesh by choosing the mesh region and then selecting 1 of 3 surface types. These mesh tools are optimal for establishing theoretical slabs.
Scan data workflows: mesh selection techniques Alias now has several different tools for selecting mesh, including form-complying tools. This expanded toolset provides options based on the scan data.
Multiblend tool Fill an enclosed area with 3 or more surface inputs to make smooth transitions between surfaces.
Precision surface modeling Create production surfaces with speed and control. Precision technical surfacing modeling tools help to make sure that surfaces maintain positional, tangent, or curvature continuity with surrounding surfaces—delivering Class-A surfacing that engineering teams need to create tooling.
Automated surface creation and editing Use tools built for multiple operations in one simple process. Examples include tools that combine surface layout and continuity in one operation that can be modified later. Other tools combine multisurface continuity to fillets that are then extended to provide draft flanges from a given draft angle.
Multicurve profile input Profile tools provide an advanced way to work with surfaces. For example, automate creation of multiple surfaces in one operation. More complex operations include the ability to move or rotate a profile to a target surface, or work with multisurface shapes.
Efficient multisurface fillet tool The surface fillet tool is designed to create smooth fillets in a simple operation. Create single or variable fillets with continuity controls all the way to G3 continuity.
Intelligent form factor capability Control the form of the shape and make it consistent using Form Factor features that are included in many advanced surface creation tools. Easily match shapes between blends and fillets.

Surface Analysis

Light ray effects and reflections Create linear reflections on a model in a cylindrical tunnel of light. Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio. The Light Tunnel is a visual surface evaluation tool that provides a controlled lighting and reflection model to help you understand your designs better.
Shading in clay Shade your model with a low-specularity clay color to study the subtleties of surface shape and shadow. Temporarily change all of your shaders to a clay material with the Clay with Ambient Occlusion feature. When you're finished, your model goes back to its original form.
Isophotes for surface flow Use isophotes—thin, sharp lines that show the path of surface flow—to find possible errors in your design. They can show the movement of sand over a desert or represent the underlying shape of snow in a mountain range. In Alias, this surface evaluation tool highlights spots of the same brightness in your design, alerting you to possible imperfections in your model.
Surface evaluation Fine-tune surfaces in Alias with instant numerical and graphical feedback on surface quality. Use dynamic evaluation tools, such as surface continuity, curvature, and draft analysis, to verify that your surface modeling meets engineering and production requirements. Create production-ready Class-A surfaces of your automotive and product designs so engineering teams don't need to re-create them.
VRED NURBS surface analysis High-quality surface analysis uses native spline definitions for better accuracy. Evaluate data of the actual smooth NURBS surface for a deeper understanding of your surfaces. This method is more accurate and succinct than traditional surface analysis tools that show the curvature of a surface based only on a mesh approximation.

Design Communication & Product Visualization

Interoperability with other tools Alias interoperability tools streamline operations with other products used in the design process, including cutters, scanners, printers, meshers, and engineering applications.
Ability to switch shading assignments When designers need to look at different color combinations, shader switches provide an easy way to make color combinations and easily switch between them. These switches move easily to VRED 3D visualization software for high-quality visualization and renderings.
Variant configuration sets Capture the state of your current view, so you can get back to it whenever you want to. Share your configurations to VRED for visualization.
Interactive product visualization Evaluate design options with real-time, interactive product visualization. Tell the story of your product design in context using geometric environments.
Compelling photorealistic renderings Image-based lighting supports high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) for interactive product visualization and rendering. The result is high-resolution imagery for evaluating, presenting, and marketing your product designs.
Convenient data exchange Share your design data with downstream mechanical design and engineering software, using the DWG™ format.
VRED compatibility VRED 3D visualization software users can view Alias geometry with realistic materials and environments.

Fast concept modeling

Hybrid mesh modeler Using techniques similar to game modeling, Alias SpeedForm provides a hybrid of simple mesh and NURBS in a unique concept modeling environment. Accelerate concept development and streamline the downstream use of the model in other Alias products.
2D sketch to 3D sketch Easily move from 2D sketch to 3D sketch. Calibrate the scene so that your 3D "sketch" is dimensionally accurate.
Work in Engineering context Using carry-over and engineering parts is easy in Alias SpeedForm. Translators help to ensure that your concept is built as intended.
Design with curves Use Alias SpeedForm to design with 3D curves by either bringing in the theoreticals from other Alias products or building the 3D curves internally.
Shape exploration Easily explore different forms from the sketch in Alias SpeedForm, as well as additional possible features from your design.
Quick design iteration Iterate on your initial concept with Alias SpeedForm tools and methods.
Design variants Easily build design variations, and then select various options for the design.
Design precision In addition to flexibility for concept modelers, Alias SpeedForm provides precision tools for modelers and engineers.
Built-in material shaders Communicate your design concept through material selection. Alias SpeedForm provides many in-stock materials to choose from.
Continuous industrial design pipeline Easily export Alias SpeedForm concepts to other Alias products for production modeling. Simply export your wirefile and continue developing the production surfaces in your preferred Alias modeling product.
Real-time rendering capability Alias SpeedForm includes a real-time rendering tool. Get a more realistic view of your models before you export them to an Autodesk VRED product for 3D visualization.

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