Monday, April 18, 2011

NC Computer Systems supports ASLI with Alibre Design

Alibre Design has been an essential component of ASLI’s engineering program since our inception in 2007, and has provided us with a powerful & flexible 3D CAD system. Alibre Design empowers our team from concept through to manufacture of high performance aerospace components & systems, which ASLI use to drive excellence in student academic achievement.

Cross section illustration of the ASLI R.A.S.T.A test vehicle produced in Alibre Design v12

“ASLI has a diverse team of volunteers & student participants coming from many different engineering streams, so it was critical to have a design package that was easy to learn while not sacrificing on capabilities. It was also a key requirement that the software enabled our team members to rapidly share & revise concepts, as well as meeting the need to communicate our designs to our different manufacturers CAD/CAM systems. Alibre Design more than meets our requirements allowing even our most CAD novice team members to quickly gain expertise, whilst delivering accurate engineering models & supporting multiple industry standard export file options.” Jamie Anderson ASLI Program Manager

Cross sectional drawing of hybrid rocket motor

Image finished motor parts

In 2010 we formed a new partnership with NC Computer Systems for the supply & support of Alibre Design, which we plan to profile in the Australia education sector through exposing schools & students to Alibre Design.

About Alibre

Alibre Inc. offers the industry's most affordable complete engineering solutions. Founded in 1997, Alibre Inc. is led by visionaries who sought to change the landscape of 3D mechanical CAD/CAM software by providing full parametric CAD technology to anyone that needs it, versus only to those in the relatively unique financial position to afford traditional CAD systems.

The CAD industry is unique in that the many products which make it up together represent one of the most significant advancements in the history of design. The technology makes the lives of everyone better by allowing safer, highly advanced, and substantially ambitious products to come into existence. The industry is not unique in the fact that over time the price for the technology has come down. Beginning with ComputerVision in the 70's, the price for the technology started at around $1,000,000. Catia in the 80's realized a $100,000 price tag. Pro/E at the end of the 80's saw a $20,000 price tag. Solidworks continues the trend in the 90's with $5000 per seat costs. And Alibre comes in to deliver the same technology starting at $99. The era of exclusivity for advanced design software is over.

Based in Richardson, Texas, USA, Alibre delivers affordable design solutions to tens of thousands of businesses and individuals in over 50 countries and in over 15 languages.

About NC Computer Systems

NC Computer Systems has been established since 1979. This equals 31 years of experience in the production and distribution of cutting edge softwares for the manufacturing industry. Over the years, we have offered CAD/CAM and manufacturing solutions to over 500 Australian and New Zealand companies.

NCCS has built its reputation and business by providing an outstanding service, comprehensive knowledge and superior quality products at affordable prices.

We have a wide range of customers throughout Australia and offer solutions to program most of the CNC machines including Milling, Turning, EDM, Plasma, Laser, Punch and powerful communication software for CNC controllers.


  1. I keep hearing good things about Alibre Design. I will have to check it out. By the way, which version of Alibre Design (PE, Professional, Expert) is ASLI using?


  2. HI JediBFA,

    We use Alibre Expert, Motion & ALGOR Design Check add ons.

    We have recently being supplied Simlink Motion, which we will be using for producing photorealistic stills & animations. Some new renders soon to follow :)

    At the price point you cant go wrong with Alibre, its a solid 3D CAD package.