Alias CAS Fundamentals

A five day Autodesk accredited course in Alias CAS modelling “fundamentals” (aka blank-screen design). The objective is to provide new and existing Alias users a high-level overview of the interface, basic curve, surface creation, geometry manipulation, and an overview of industry surface modelling best practises and procedures.

Course content for Alias CAS Fundamentals

Creation of a 3D “Sketch Model” from Designer’s sketch (Audi TT) combining feature-function exercises in a workflow context project. The project affords students the freedom to explore real-world application with the reassurance of ‘over-the-shoulder’ instructor support. Interactive learning is actively encouraged through use of whiteboard explanation and open discussion. Topics covered include:

• GUI, data and project structure
• UI fundamentals, geometry manipulation and management
• Customisation and Preferences
• Geometry properties
• Single and multi-span geometry math (Bezier, NURBs and Rational)
• Modelling best practise (parameterization and Explicit Control)
• Curve-based modelling fundamentals
• Curve types: geometric (Keypoint), freeform (CV, EP curves) and COS
• Derived surface: sweep, loft and mesh tools
• Curve and Surface transitions and blends
• Blend Curves in detail
• Surface Fillet, Symmetric Fillet, Freeform Blend, Profile Blend
• Surface Trim/Divide
• Trim, Un-Trim, Trim Convert, Stitch, Detach
• Freeform modelling fundamentals
• CV Transform and Align
• Evaluation fundamentals
• Analytic: Curve and Surface continuity, Cross Section Editor
• Aesthetic: curvature graphs, highlights and reflections, Non-proportional View Scale etc.

Benefits of Alias CAS Essentials

Benefits of Alias CAS Essentials
Be able to create 3D “sketch model” from a designer’s sketch
Learn how to analyse your designs
Discover how to create and modify curve and surface models

Expected outcome

After completing the course, you will be able to use the strategies and workflows necessary to build a model quickly and translate a design into manufacturable data. 

After completing the course, you can log in to your personal student account and download a personal certificate. 

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