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Xenon™ 3D Modeling

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3D modeling power and finesse without constraints.™

Our Xenon 3D modeling software offers supreme design flexibility, speed, and ease of use in our unique Organic Workflow™ design process. For both Macintosh and Windows, Xenon lets designers work freely without worrying about how to run their software. In a world where highly customized, one-off products rule, Xenon reigns supreme. Save time and money as you move from concept through completion easier than in any other 3D design software.

Ashlar-Vellum’s Organic Workflow enables an iterative design process in a non-linear workflow, so that a designer has the freedom to make changes freely and move in any direction.
—Frost & Sullivan, Best Practices Research Product Differentiation Excellence Award

For those doing highly stylized concepts with a great degree of customization, Xenon offers the best of Cobalt’s 3D modeling features at a more moderate price. Xenon provides supreme design flexibility and speed, without Cobalt’s high-end mechanical functions, like equation-driven parametrics and mechanical parts library. The mid-point of the Ashlar-Vellum™ 3D modeling product line, Xenon offers full associatively and a history tree for easy design revisions.

3D Models that Sell

Luc Heiligenstein designed this sports watch using both Ashlar-Vellum drafting and 3D modeling software.
When we discovered Ashlar-Vellum software in the late ’80’s we knew then that it was the software that industrial designers would understand. It had an intuitive way for visual people to create something without going through a ton of calculations to achieve a tangible result.
Read more about Luc’s success with drafting and 3D modeling in Ashlar-Vellum products.

The Vellum® magic is addictive—ask any Ashlar-Vellum customer why they use our products and you’ll hear about “Vellumness.” Across our product line, the uniting element is the magical feel of creative simplicity and efficient power. It anticipates your needs and quietly offers help without distraction or intrusion.

Explore design ideas—conceptualize, experiment, even play, in 2D or 3D. Not even a pencil and cocktail napkin offer more freedom (Margaritas optional). Then work interactively with clients to painlessly refine designs. Powerful associativity and Design Explorer history tracking automatically ripple changes through the model and drawing sheets.

Fast Learning Curve

Michael Golino of Design Journey Industrial learned Xenon and completed this critically acclaimed ORIDJINoffice System furniture within the 14-day trial period.
Xenon is so easy, I completed the project during the demo period. I downloaded Xenon just to evaluate which CAD package to buy, and ended up completing all my design and presentation work in two weeks.
Click here for more on Michael’s success learning Xenon 3D modeling software.

Imagine any shape—sensual curves, organic forms, and flowing edges are easily drawn in Ashlar-Vellum software, unlike traditional CAD programs. Set your own style, without limits.

Work in a non-linear creative environment—only Ashlar-Vellum’s Organic Workflow allows designers to create outstanding products through easy design iteration, transparent tools, and hands-on control of the production process. Start anywhere necessary within the design process and move freely in any direction. This allows the creative process to sustain radical change while still maintaining integrity.

Manufacture with confidence—Xenon’s precise 3D data guarantees accurate drawings, letting you export data for fabrication and send shop drawings to manufacturing.

Artist’s Tool with CAD Precision

David Evett is a high-end custom furniture maker and product designer.
When the customer changes their mind or isn’t happy with the direction of your design, simply make the changes within the software. There’s nothing wasted. This is really an artist’s tool, but you get the CAD as a bonus!
See more of David’s designs in our Gallery and read more about his work using Ashlar-Vellum 3D modeling software.

Rise above the competition—leading design innovators share a common tool: Ashlar-Vellum products. From renowned jewelry designers in New York and Paris to athletic equipment companies in the Pacific Northwest, from Apple Computer to Scaled Composites, Xenon’s flexibility frees creative people to focus on design.

Transfer files seamlessly—collaborate creatively with others. Even files from high-end, enterprise-based CAD programs can be imported and exported. Work within the power and elegance of the Vellum interface, then export the file to meet the demands of less enlightened CAD users.

Sell your ideas successfully—the photo-realistic rendering in Xenon goes beyond visualization to reality. Get faster buy-in from your clients, then show manufacturing what you expect. Everyone involved sees exactly the results you envision. Your products not only go to market faster, but you are assured of greater success.

Friendly Vellum User Interface

Award winning designer Nelson Au and his digital camera.
I was not interested in investing an extended amount of time learning Alias or Pro-E; I was busy with my own design and management responsibilities. I loved Vellum’s unique user-friendly interface and was glad to find it in their 3D modelers, too.
Read more about Nelson’s success using Ashlar-Vellum 3D modeling software.