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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Flatten Surface Tool Enhancements [VIDEO]

The SOLIDWORKS Premium 2016 Flatten Surface Tool provides more control and more variations of surfaces that can be flattened. You can flatten any face, surface, or set of faces with internal geometries such as holes or extruded cuts. You can select curves and sketches on the surface to…

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Flatten Sheet Metal Part That Has Intentional Interference [VIDEO]

I was recently asked how to flatten sheet metal part in SolidWorks that interferes with itself. The short answer is that SolidWorks Sheet Metal is not designed to do this. Of course, as is often the case with SolidWorks, where there’s a will there’s a…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS rolled component that can be flattened

A recent customer query had us considering a number of different methods to create a roll of material. After a number of attempts using various methods, the following suggestion was to create a SOLIDWORKS rolled component using the sheet metal functionality, this technique came from technical sales manager…

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