Autodesk reveals that Volvo Car Corporation used Autodesk design and visualisation software to design the Concept You car. The fully functional concept model was unveiled to great critical acclaim at the Frankfurt Motor Show last autumn, said Autodesk today, Feb. 8.
Using Autodesk Alias software, the concept modelling team was able to quickly create digital prototypes from the designer’s initial sketches. This enabled the team to quickly hone and test the design on screen, helping to save time and maintain the original design integrity behind the concept.
As a result, designers were able to get to the best option with the technical surfacing and visualisation of the car as quickly as possible without having to start from scratch with every iteration, said Autodesk.
As part of the design workflow, Volvo also used Autodesk Showcase software for advanced visualisation of its ideas. This enabled the concept to be quickly communicated to the design management team and board so that they could easily understand what was being created.
Despite the punishing time-frame, Autodesk says, Volvo’s new concept was ready in time to create a real talking point at the show.
A long-term user of Autodesk software, Volvo has recently become a Platinum Support customer which gives it direct access to Autodesk experts, promoting a two-way dialogue to help influence future development of Alias and other products.
Autodesk, Inc. is a leading company in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
In the picture above: Volvo’s Concept You car, designed with the help of Autodesk software.