Precision CAD for designing great packaging and point-of-purchase displays on Mac and Windows.

AlphaCorr Rules has everything for the design of packaging, point-of-purchase and self-standing displays in one powerful, yet easy to use, package. Quickly draw, modify and detail professional designs with precision and ease. From concept through physical sample, Rules gives you everything the professional packaging and display designer needs to send great looking, sophisticated designs to production.

Rules provides everything needed by a designer of packaging and point-of-purchase displays in one easy-to-use CAD package.

Easy User Interface with Drafting Assistant

Built on Ashlar-Vellum’s precision CAD drafting engine, AlphaCorr Rules features Ashlar-Vellum’s patented Drafting Assistant™ for intelligent snaps and automatic precision alignment of midpoints, endpoints and construction lines. There’s no guesswork, no commands to remember, no complex steps to learn. Just click for perfect results every time.

The Drafting Assistant provides easy precision alignment.

Comprehensive Design Library

Create an original design, modify a design from our extensive parametric library or simply use it as is. Rules provides a full set of flexible designs for point-of-purchase displays, cartons and boxes. The library includes ECMA and FEFCO designs and can be edited in combination with integrated parametrics. Visually displayed designs make finding the desired carton fast and easy.

Any particular packaging or point-of-purchase display template is easy to find from the extensive list using Rules’ visual interface.

Built-in Database

Rules records materials, inches of rule, customer data and other details directly in the CAD file in an easily searchable and exportable format. Integrates with Windows Desktop Search and Mac OS X Spotlight. Custom ERP/MRP integrations are available.

The data manager records design and customer information in the CAD file in an easily searchable format.

Directly Drive Sample Tables

Export industry-standard files specially tuned to drive networked or directly connected sample tables.

Integrated Parametrics

Quickly build or modify smart packaging and display designs by plugging in geometric values or variable expressions. It’s fast, accurate, and easy.

Use parameters to quickly build smart designs.

Standard Rules and Variations

Rules supports all standard variations including knife, perf, zipper and score.

Auto Dimensioning

In addition to extensive dimensioning tools, Rules will quickly place the necessarily annotations for the overall design on the drawing sheet with a single command.

Automated Spec Sheets

Rules’ automated specification sheets are easily customized to include all the production information critical for any client’s job as well as your logo and company information.

Automated spec sheets are easily customized.

Matrix Score Simulation for Sample Tables

Rules automatically creates the scoring pattern for simulating a matrix score for sample table prototypes.

Shrinkage Adjustment

The program automatically calculates the adjustments for shrinkage on mounting holes, knife rule, perf rule, zipper rule and score rule including matrix.

Mac/Windows Hybrid License

Work on the platform of your choice using just one license for each user.