So you want to master A-class surfacing with Alias?

We are currently developing this course to reveal the secrets to the Black Art of A-class surfacing. By the end of this course you will be in a great position to move into an A-class surfacing role in industry. If you're already in an A-class surfacing role then this course is guaranteed to improve your skills.

What the Course Involves

  • On-line structured training.

  • Full-size scan data from real vehicles

  • Submit your models for review.

  • Direct email access to your instructor

  • Advice on your own models

Bonus material

  • Scan Data

    You will have access to full-size high quality interior and exterior scan data from a recent vehicle.

  • Community

    You will be able to ask questions and share ideas with other students in our on-line community forum.

  • Reviews and Certification

    You will be able to submit your models for review to your instructor and get certificates as you complete the stages of the course.

Watch Intro Video

Example Video (from Foundation course)

Creating a corner fillet

Coming Soon!

We are in the process of developing this course. It is available now for presale. Early Birds you will also get the Alias Foundation course FOR FREE! We will let you know when the A-class course is going to be launched nearer the time.


Steven Cobert

Steve has over 30 years automotive design experience as a CAS and A-class surfacer, manager, trainer and mentor using both Alias and ICEM Surf. In 1988, at Rover Group he trained others in the use of NURBS for A-class surfacing using Computervision's CADDS. He also learnt Alias and ICEM Surf. At Topologies he was the Senior ICEM Surf Support Engineer and trained hundreds of users in ICEM Surf at Ford, Bertrandt, Mahindra and Mahindra and many other companies. He formed Geodigm Ltd in 1999, delivering the Ford GT Mk 1 A class exterior to a strict 3 month deadline. This was one of many Alias and ICEM Surf projects successfully completed. He has also trained, mentored and managed hundreds of users in Alias and ICEM Surf for companies such as Bentley, Jaguar, Land-Rover, Lotus and, most recently, Kia.


  • Why is the course so expensive?

    Design surfacing is a well-paid career. To learn from an industry professional will always seem expensive at the beginning but it is the quickest way to develop your skills to a level where you will be employable. It's an investment like any other investment. If you become a surfacer in the UK, Europe or the United States you could earn the cost of a year's course membership back within 2 or 3 weeks, even on a starting salary.

  • Can you guarantee work at the end of the course?

    We can't guarantee work at the end of the course but if you have talent and apply yourself then there is every reason to think that you will succeed in industry. We will do everything that we can to help you along the way. If you successfully complete the whole course then we will help you market your abilities on-line. Everyone that our Senior Instructor Steve Cobert has trained has gone on to have a career in automotive surfacing.

  • What if I don't like the course?

    If you're not happy within the first 14 days of membership then we will give you a full refund. Whichever payment plan you're on you'll be able to cancel at any time without any penalty charge.

  • Can you give me a copy of Alias?

    You will have to have get access to Alias yourself. You can get a free 30 day download from Autodesk at or You can get a 1 year Alias Educational License for Students, Lecturers and people wishing to learn Alias from


Barry Hale

Catia Champion & Industry Solution Specialist

Steve Cobert is one the most informative and knowledgeable people in the market place for digital geometry creation. He is software agnostic; uses the best tools to guarantee job completion to tight cost and time restrictions.

Phil Botley

Phil Botley, Alias Product Manager | Autodesk

Probably one of the best guys around to teach people the art of Surface modelling in Surf or Alias

Adam Kenney

Digital Modeller at Volvo Cars

Steve has a in-depth knowledge of the world of 3D design and creation. Not only the tools themselves but more importantly the theory & methodology that underpins all of these software packages. Most impressively, Steve takes pleasure in imparting that knowledge & experience to his students and peers. No matter how many questions I had (.. I had a lot!) he always took the time to explain everything in detail until he was happy it was understood.

Frank Farmer

Frank Farmer, ICEM Surf - 'A' Class Modeller

After the initial one weeks classroom training on ICEM Surf, I was put into a group with Steve Cobert as our mentor. Steve was great at answering all our questions and teaching tips and techniques to boost our knowledge in a progressive way. Steve is a highly experienced ICEM 'A' class surface modeller and has great patience and commitment as a teacher and mentor. The methods learnt from Steve have really stood me in good stead throughout my ICEM career of 8 years.

Richard Morgan

A-Class Surface engineer

Steve is a fountain of knowledge with regards Digital modelling of all types from CAS to A-Class. I was taught first principles by Steve over 10 years ago which gave me a base to have a decade in the industry working at a number of OEM’s using ICEM surf. I owe Steve as one of the people for giving me the platform to gain a career in this competitive environment. Steve will provide the experience needed to know how to not just be apart of the industry but one of the better users.

Pricing options

Buying this course will give you lifetime access to the tutorials. For a limited time only you will get the Alias Foundation course for free as well!