Course Type:
5 Days
Majenta Academy - Coventry
3 Argosy Court, Scimitar Way, Whitley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 4GA
Sharon Newton
User Level:
Beginner to Intermediate

Autodesk Alias CAS Training Course

  • No prior Alias software experience is necessary
  • Existing Autodesk Alias users wanting to broaden and deepen their Alias CAS modelling skills

Autodesk Alias CAS Training Course

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 and surface creation and geometry manipulation, and an overview of industry surface modelling best practises and procedures.

Autodesk Alias CAS Training Course

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.


8th Apr
17th Jun
30th Sep
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