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Create industrial fabric, textile, and composite material Flat Patterns with ExactFlat

Seat Flat Pattern

In my previous post I described how scanned data for a car seat model is imported and created in SOLIDWORKS with the help of ExactFlat. In this post I’ll describe the workflow to generate a SOLIDWORKS flat pattern from scanned data with ExactFlat. Below is an illustration showing the scanned car seat with the flat pattern…

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Scan Data Workflow for Pattern Creation and Manufacturing

Scan Data Workflow

So you bought a scanner…you thought it would be easy to take scanned data and turn it into something useful without a lot of work. Maybe it isn’t as easy as the product demonstration you saw? The goal of this post is to help you with a scan data workflow for using your scanned data for downstream applications like pattern…

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Marine Canvas & Upholstery Design using SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat [WEBINAR]

Marine Canvas Design

ExactFlat is a SOLIDWORKS add-in solution featuring 2D/3D design, pattern, nest, costing and documentation tools. ExactFlat gives industrial fabric and textile manufacturers the ability to take their product design from screen to machine. Javelin is hosting a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (EDT) that will focus on Marine…

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Clean Reinstallation of ExactFlat for SOLIDWORKS

ExactFlat is a SOLIDWORKS Add-in solution used to solve flat pattern layouts of fabrics and pool liners. On occasion you may need to reinstall ExactFlat to ensure proper registration of DLLs and integration into the SOLIDWORKS registry keys. Reinstall steps This post provides details into the proper steps for a complete removal and installation of the ExactFlat…

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SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat make the design of soft goods easy [VIDEO]

Soft Goods Design

Soft goods design such as shoes, bags, bedding etc., come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Since shoes, for example, are so common it is easy to underestimate the effort that goes into designing the perfect fitting shoe. That being said, you can quickly tell the difference between high and low quality shoes by simply…

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Using SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat to Design, Optimize, and Flatten Composite Products

ExactFlat Machine

Composite materials offer great strength to weight advantages making them perfect for hundreds of applications including anything from carbon fiber airplane wings, or boat hulls, to textile motorcycle jackets and pants. As amazing these composite materials are, they are difficult to manufacture due to the extremely precise fiber orientation during fabrication. The issues with composites actually…

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Thermal Insulation Cover Design with ExactFlat & SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Insulation Wrapping

We invite you to watch the on-demand webinar video below to learn how you can increase productivity by as much as 50% for Acoustic and Thermal Insulation Cover design. Designers for the following industries should watch the video below: Petrochemical Power Generation Mining Marine Aerospace Defence On/Off Road Commercial Vehicle What you will learn During our 45 minute webinar…

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SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat are the Perfect Fit for the Textile Industry

ExactFlat Machine

In the textile industry it has always been a tedious and manual process to get a proper material pattern out of a cutter that fits perfectly the first time, this is where ExactFlat shines.   Exactflat uses complex proprietary algorithms developed by Scientists and CAD industry veterans over the course of 7+ years. The development team has paired the…

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Design & Flatten Insulation Covers with Exactflat and SOLIDWORKS

Insulation Wrapping

ExactFlat is a SOLIDWORKS certified gold partner product that accurately addresses some traditionally tedious and labour intensive processes in the soft goods fabrication industry, it can take complex geometry of soft goods CAD models (textiles, furniture cushions, fabrics, and more) and accurately flatten the shape for cutting as well as fully analyzing the flattened shape for stretch and…

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