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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Alibre inspired: 3D designers, digital fabricators and DIYers



Launches New Alibre 2010 Design Contest on Website with Cash Prizes

Richardson, TX, August 19, 2010 – Alibre Inc., the developer of the world’s most affordable professional 3D design solutions, today announced, their new social media website for Alibre inspired 3D designers, digital fabricators and DIYers. The new site is a center for Alibre designers to connect and share their latest Alibre Designs, announce new product launches, share information, ask questions, and publicize their products within the community. Launched only a week ago, already hundreds of members have signed up and posted dozens of designs on the projects page at:

Alibre Designs Featured by End-users in in August Include:

“We encourage everyone to join, share and comment on the great work of the Alibre community,” said J. Paul Grayson, CEO of Albre. “Make a profile, show off your designs, make a sale, announce a product launch, ask a question: is the place to do it.”

New Alibre 2010 Design Contest Announced

To kick off the new website, Alibre is announcing the Alibre 2010 Design Contest with prizes from $250-$1,000. Entering is simple. Just post a design created primarily in Alibre Design on There’s no need to fill out any forms to enter the design contest. A render is not required, but contest entries including renders and real world photos might be preferred in voting. Winners will be selected through online voting by Alibre users. The contest begins immediately and runs through October 15, 2010. For more information on the Alibre 2010 Design Contest, go to:

Contest entries should include:

  • A screen shot of the design using Alibre Design.
  • A description of what the design is and what it does.

Alibre 2010 Design Contest Prizes up to $1000:

Best Overall Design: $1000
Runner Up (Mechanical): $500
Runner Up (Non-Mechanical): $500
Honorable Mention: $250
Honorable Mention: $250
Honorable Mention: $250

For more information on the Alibre 2010 Design Contest, go to: To post a contest entry or to view Alibre projects, see: For more information on Alibre, see the website:

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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