Users can easily convert legacy 2D designs into intelligent 3D models, and share 2D drawings with AutoCAD users. V9.0 supports overlapping flanges, for designing sheet-metal enclosures with airtight edges. A pattern tool includes punch patterns commonly used in sheet-metal parts from turret punch presses for cooling, weight reduction, and attachment of fasteners and connectors.

Alibre Inc., 1701 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 702, Richardson, TX 75081, (972) 671-8492,