Alibre Launches AlibrePowered

Alibre is one CAD vendor that hasn’t embraced social media to the extent that some other CAD vendors have. The last post on the company’s blog is dated March 11, 2010. That’s five months ago. CEO Paul Grayson is on Twitter. As it turns out, today just happens to be the first anniversary of his last tweet.

I spent a few days at the Alibre headquarters this April and got to know the people there a whole lot better. They are young, energetic and all fired up. That’s why, given the age of the people there, I found it odd that the company was not making use of social media to its fullest. I discussed this at length with a few people there and they said that they would do something about it.

Looks like someone has finally woken up at Alibre. Yesterday Alibre launched a social network called AlibrePowered, a place where users can meet up, ask for help, show off their work, post classifieds, etc.

I just joined the network and added a classified listing for SYCODE. If you have anything to do with Alibre Design, you may want to take a look around. I hope this leads to other things as far as social media is concerned for Alibre.