Alibre Design Includes "Moment of Inspiration" Software for Consumer Product Creation

December 8, 2010 | 10:10

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Provides Optimal Speed & Ergonomic Design for Consumer Product Creation
Lets You Quickly Capture Your Idea & Get it on the Screen

Richardson, TX, December 7, 2010 –Alibre Inc., today announced the inclusion of the simple, yet powerful rapid concept creation and surfacing design tool, Moment of InspirationTM (MoI), in Alibre Design Expert. Created by Michael Gibson, the original designer of the Rhino modeling tool, MoI makes product and concept design easy, fast, and accessible to more designers.

Alibre’s inclusion of MoI into Alibre Design Expert means that customers have the ability to more easily create consumer product designs and also brings uncompromising speed to the concept design phase.
“Adding MoI opens up many new doors and opportunities for our customers to create new classes of products,” said J. Paul Grayson, CEO, Alibre. “When you look around you, many of the things that people touch or use on a daily basis have an aspect of ergonomics and visual richness. Optimal design of consumer-oriented products benefits greatly from the additional tools which MoI brings to the table.”

“It’s called Moment of Inspiration because the second you have your moment, your great idea, you want to capture it and get it on the screen in front of you and then build on the momentum of your creative process. MoI is simply the fastest and easiest way to do this on the market today,” said Max Freeman, VP Marketing, Alibre. “MoI is for product designers what SketchUp is for architects.”

Opens Alibre Market to Rendering & Game Development

The combination of Alibre Design Expert and MoI also provides a gateway for other 3D CAD programs, such as Solidworks, Inventor, and Pro/E, enabling their native CAD models to be brought into Blender, SketchUp, Maya and any other rendering or game development platform that supports OBJ files. SketchUp output (SKP) is also supported. Traditional mesh-based modelers have their place, but often you can design mechanical-looking components of a scene substantially faster in a 3D CAD system.

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MoI is included in Alibre Design Expert, the flagship design suite from Alibre, priced at $1399 and available at: Alibre Design is also available priced at $99 for Alibre Design 2011 Personal Edition (PE) and $699 for Alibre Design 2011 Professional. For a free trial or for more information, please visit

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. A small fraction of 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.

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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