Rhinoceros® Plugin to export Autodesk Alias® wire files

Rhino Alias
Surfaces NURBS Surfaces
Curves NURBS Curves
Points Space Points
Pointsets Point Clouds
Meshes Meshes
Layers with color Layers with color
Point Light Point Light
Directional Light Directional Light
Spot Light Spot Light
Rectangular Light Area Light
Linear Light Linear Light
Materials Shaders
Dimensions Locators
Blocks Actual geometry 

Pre-requisites for Rhino 6:

Installation for Rhino 6

Double click the downloaded Installer.

Installation for Rhino 7

From within Rhino 7 select Tools -> PackageManager and search for ExportAlias. Please note that Alias version 2021.3 or newer version should be installed.

Select the ExportAlias plugin and click Install.


The License Manger will automatically pop up when the plugin is invoked for the first time. A trial subscription for 10 days can be activated by clicking on the "Trial Subscription" button. Click on the "Buy Subscription" button for a one year subscription. The cost of subscription is USD 99. Internet Connection is required to enable trial subscription and to activate regular subscription. After buying the subscription, click on "Activate Subscription" to activate your subscription. The License Manager will automatically pop up 9 days before the end of subscription period

Download for Rhino v6:

Please proceed to the download section.

Known Issues:

  • Limitations: Some trim edges might be distorted when exporting certain Rhino parametric geometry.
    • Work Around: Save the file in Rhino as v2 and reopen before exporting to Alias. The resulting files will not have the distortions when imported to Alias

Release History:


  • v
    Enhancement: Extended trial period to 30 days.
  • v
    Enhancement: Support for Rhino 7 file format.
  • v
    Enhancement: Support for Alias 2019
  • v
    Bug Fix: License Manager reports of no Internet Connection.
  • v
    Enhancement: Automatically optimizes surfaces of Alias.
    Enhancement: Added command "DS_Optimize" for optimizing geometry for export to Alias.
  • v
    Added Support for Alias 2018
    Removed Support for all versions of Alias prior to Alias 2016
  • v
    Minor bug fix
  • v
    Added support for Alias 2017
  • v
    Added support for Alias 2016
  • v 2.0.4
    Process Window is visible.
    Duplicate shaders are not translated.
  • v 2.0
    Intial release.


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