Automotive Class A surfacing using ALIAS

Automotive Class A surfacing using ALIAS

  • 0% EMI Option Available
  • Pre-requisites : For Mechanical, Automotive & Aerospace Engineers
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A Quick Overview

Automotive Class A Surfacing using Alias - Autodesk Alias is a family of Computer-aided industrial design software predominantly used in Automotive Design and Industrial Design for generating Class A surfaces using Bézier surface and NURBS modelling method. In this course, you will learn more about how to use Alias and design surface of automobiles.


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1Digital design Foundation 1 & Curves Introduction, Why Use Curves

  • Introduction to Alias
  • What is Design? About CAID/CAD Design
  • User interface and Navigation Tools
  • Basic Object Selection and viewing
  • Importing Sketches as images or canvases
  • Working with layers
  • Introduction to curve tools. Basics, U’s & V’s, spans.
  • Create Symmetrical Curves
  • Transform Curves, Creating Curve Fillets, Curve Sections and offset curves

2Digital design Foundation 2 & Building and Controlling Simple Geometry

  • Controlling Geometry, Mirroring, Grouping, Duplicating Objects 
  • Object Lister, CV Sculpting, Concept Sculpting

3Digital design Foundation 3, Surface Editing & Introduction to Different Continuities

  • Surface toolbar, edit and shade
  • Difference Between Surfaces and Solids
  • Surfaces from Boundaries, Bezier surfaces, 
  • Nurbs & Slab Modeling
  • What are Parent surfaces? Primary surfaces, Secondary surfaces
  • Sharp Surface models
  • Primary fillets, blends, Secondary fillets, blends
  • Chord fillet & Radius Fillet

4Surface Editing

  • Trimming, Creating Curves on Surfaces
  • Trimming Surfaces, Intersect Surfaces, Filleting Surfaces
  • Adding Variable Radius Fillets

5Introduction to Different Continuities

  • G0 - Positional
  • G1 - Tangent
  • G-2 - Curvature
  • G-3 - Curvature

6Workflow 1: Concept Modeling

  • Introduction to Concept Modelling 
  • Construction Options Introduction 
  • Dimensions 
  • Overlay canvasses for design and presentation. 
  • Building with Curves & Surface Tools 
  • Modelling approaches and Surface distribution 
  • Working Accurately

7Workflow 2: Concept Modelling

  • Overlay Canvass for design
  • Surface understanding by Three-quarter views.
  • Building with Curves & Surface Patching 
  • Modelling approaches and Surface distribution

8Workflow 3: Concept Modelling

  • Understanding of component design 
  • Hypothetical surfaces to create patch layout 
  • Work more on Creative side: Imagine the surfaces

9 Workflow 4: Concept Modelling

  • Understanding of component design 
  • Hypothetical surfaces to create patch layout 
  • Work more on Creative side: Imagine the surfaces

10Workflow 5: Concept Modelling

  • Understanding surfaces, patches, layout 
  • Idea of how to divide surfaces 
  • Building techniques, where to start 
  • Make your way up to the top 
  • Parent Patches- Foundation

11Technical Surfacing (A- Class Knowledge)

  • Introduction to Technical Surfacing
  • Surface Evaluation - Reflection Lines
  • Surface Evaluation - Cross Sections & Comb Plots
  • Construction Tolerances between Surface Patches
  • Transform CV - Fine-Tuning Control Points
  • Working with Trimmed Edges - Fit Curve & Align Project

12Class B Surfaces modelling

  • Fulfilling every parameter 
  • A well thought patch construction 
  • Patches with proper cv’s layout 
  • Proper passing of positional, tangent and curvature surfaces 
  • Proper evaluated surfaces 
  • Making way up to Class-A Model

13Reverse Engineering

  • Introduction to Reverse Engineering 
  • Working with Mesh Data 
  • Working with Sections 
  • Creating a Surface onto a Mesh 
  • Analyzing and Displaying Deviation 
  • Reference Manager for Handling Large Data Sets

14Presenting Your Design

  • Rendering in Alias 
  • Hardware Rendering, Shades, Lighting, Environments 
  • Creating Image Files

Projects Overview

Modelling Project


Model the Car of the given blueprint and prepare the CAS volume surface with the terminologies covered. Make sure the design element isn’t suffered while building clean curves & Surfaces. The Process of creating, first- A patch curve network then surface building shall be applied in Modelling. Create Curve network as Required. Once Volume has completed the process of filleting should be applied to the entire model.

Presentation Design Project


Complete the detailed car model and the industry techniques we have studied in this course must be applied for rendering and image creation. Apply different materials a visualize the best one. Complete other models as well and have it rendered while preparing a presentation of all the 3D models.

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  • Students in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive engineering
  • Freshers looking to gain project experience on Autodesk Alias


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  • Access Duration : 6 months
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Email Support : Available
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  • Access Duration : Lifetime
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Individual Video Support : 12/month
  • Group Video Support : 12/month
  • Email Support : Available
  • Forum Support : Available
  • Telephone Support : Available
  • Dedicated Support Engineer : Available

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

Our instructors are industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering.

3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

Our support system is amazing!. You can read our reviews on Google to see this. We focus on one-on-one support which no one else does. We will communicate with you through videoconferencing, WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions and also in person. Doubts and queries are addressed by a dedicated support engineer who is assigned to you to walk you through your problem areas and clarify any queries that you may have.

4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

Our courses are crafted after consultation with industry experts. This gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned only as theory and work on projects that will give you a leg up in your career aspirations - be it an MS admit, a new job or growth within your organization. This course will help you bridge the gap between academia and industry and get you market-ready.

5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Our course will strengthen your portfolio to get better grants and scholarship opportunities for MS Admits, explore options in Research & Development, and land that much-coveted job in top core companies. 

6Will the software be provided?

No, the software will not be provided.

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