Thanks to the generosity of Alibre, Model Engineers' Workshop Magazine is able to offer every reader of Model Engineers' Workshop a free six-month licence to Alibre Atom3D. Alongside this great opportunity, starting with issue 274 of Model Engineers' Workshop we are running a detailed tutorial series in the magazine. This page will be the 'hub' for links to example files, tutorials and more so make sure you drop in regularly to keep up to date!
This page will be the 'hub' for links to example files, tutorials and more so make sure you drop in regularly to keep up to date!
Alibre Atom3D is the ideal 3D modelling program for hobby and model engineers and makers. Easily craft, edit, and refine your idea and then send it to your 3D printer, CNC machine, laser cutter, or printer. Everything fits, it looks great, and you waste less.
Alibre Atom3D is designed to make concept and production modeling for your hobby projects easy, precise, and fast. It’s built with the same technology used in professional design, but the toolset is tailored and simplified to make it easy.
Get a free 6 month license of Alibre Atom3D. Enjoy it and use it for whatever you want - even designing commercial parts. Details of how to access your licence are given in Issue 274 of Model Engineers' Workshop, November 2018.
Starting with issue 274 of Model Engineers' Workshop we will be running a detailed four-part tutorial series designed to get you familiar with Alibre Atom3D and designing your own parts and assemblies. However, if you are desperate to get started and you just can't wait for your issue of MEW you can access an exercise in making a working assembly in Alibre Atom3D that will get you off to a good start.
There are also a range of tutorials online at support.alibre.com. Please be aware that these are written for the professional version of Alibre so some of them may refer to advanced features not in Atom3d. Even so the introductory tutorials cover all the basics.
You can download the example files to accompany the MEW tutorials here:
Tutorial 1: Mini-gauge-base www.model-engineer.co.uk/atom3d1.zip
Tutorial 2: Article 2 files www.model-engineer.co.uk/atom3d2.zip
Tutorial 3: Article 3 files www.model-engineer.co.uk/atom3d3.zip
Tutorial 4: Clamp pin and thumbscrew www.model-engineer.co.uk/atom3d4.zip
Tutorial 5: Article 5 files, scriber and scribe collar www.model-engineer.co.uk/atom3d5.zip
In Issue 239 of Model Engineers' Workshop we featured a free plan for a neat Boring Head. It's been fully modelled in Alibre Atom3D:
Visit www.model-engineer.co.uk/news/article/the-mew-boring-head to download the article, free plan and sample Alibre Atom3D files.
More sample parts created in Alibre Atom3D are avialable at www.alibre.com/alibre-atom3d-sample-models/
Mintronics, the UK distributor: www.mintronics.co.uk/atom3d
If you don't want to purchase Alibre Atom3D but still want to be able to view Alibre files your installation will work as a viewer, but it may need to be activated as one. Please see this link for details:
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