Powerful, Integrated Features That Set a New Productivity Benchmark ExactFlat Design Studio powerfully extends the capabilities of SolidWorks making it a relevant and powerful choice for companies manufacturing sewn products. With ExactFlat Design Studio, manufacturers can now:
- Design and Model in SolidWorks
- Accurately Flatten 3D Surface into 2D Patterns
- Develop and engineer patterns with seam allowances, notches, grain lines, drills, appliques etc.
- Define and associate manufacturing sequences to pattern geometry
- Define and associate costs with materials, pattern geometry, and manufacturing sequences
- Optimize material utilization through marker making and nesting
- Output to cutter, PDM, ERP
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
|SOLIDWORKS Standard||SOLIDWORKS Professional||SOLIDWORKS Premium|
|SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD||
Create sophisticated part and assembly designs quickly and efficiently with SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. Powerful, easy-to-use design capabilities combined with a range of tools for drawing creation, design analysis, cost estimation, rendering, animation, and file management create an intuitive system for developing innovative products that make you more productive, lowers costs, and accelerates your time-to-market.
|Part and Assembly Modeling||
Handle all aspects of your part and assembly modeling with the SOLIDWORKS 3D design system for transforming ideas and concepts into virtual 3D models. For conceptual design, create 3D designs quickly using imported images, simple sketches, or scanned 3D data, and then add more details as the design evolves. Assembly structure planning lets you quickly lay out your design assembly structure and then export to SOLIDWORKS for automatically creating CAD files. Direct model editing lets you manipulate and modify 3D geometry working directly on 3D CAD models.
Create production-ready 2D drawings that are always current and clearly communicate how your design should be manufactured and assembled. SOLIDWORKS associativity links a 2D drawing directly with a 3D solid model so updates to the 3D model can be automatically reflected in the 2D drawing. SOLIDWORKS accelerates your design process, saving time and development costs while increasing productivity.
|Design Reuse and Automation||
Leverage existing engineering data to create new designs and speed up new product development. With SOLIDWORKS, a range of tools helps you reuse existing 3D CAD models and 2D drawings, which accelerates your design process, saves time and development costs, and increases productivity. SOLIDWORKS search, automation, and configuration tools simplify the reuse of existing design data to create new designs.
|Collaborate and Share CAD Data||
SOLIDWORKS product collaboration tools help members of your design team work closely with other project stakeholders, outside vendors and customers. You can also protect proprietary design data before sharing it beyond your organization. and to manage project data, and control design revisions. SOLIDWORKS product collaboration tools include many innovative, time saving features such as 3D Interconnect, eDrawings®, and 3D Mark Up of parts and assemblies.
Before going into production, verify that your parts and assemblies will fit, assemble, and operate correctly with SOLIDWORKS Interference Check. Fully integrated with CAD, you can use Interference Check in 2D and 3D while you design to accelerate your product development process, and analyze tolerances to assess manufacturability.
|First-Pass Analysis Tools||
SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress is a first-pass analysis tool that lets you perform basic stress analysis on individual parts. You can quickly determine effects of force and pressure and generate reports to document results.
|CAM Programming (SOLIDWORKS CAM)||
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard powered by CAMWorks® is an integrated 2.5-axis milling and 2-axis lathe programming
solution. By utilizing the emerging technologies of Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Knowledge-Based Machining
(KBM), SOLIDWORKS CAM can rapidly transform your Design-to-Manufacturing process by improving communication,
reducing errors, reducing cycle times, and increasing your product quality.
|Design for Manufacturing (DFM)||
To ensure your product can be manufactured, SOLIDWORKS provides 3D tools for reviewing your design early in the development process. It is much easier and less costly to correct issues found during the design stage than correcting them during manufacturing planning or after your design is in production.
SOLIDWORKS has a variety of tools designed to make you more productive, including capabilities for design analysis, comparison, checking, and reporting.
|Advanced CAD File Import/Export and 3D Interconnect||
SOLIDWORKS provides more than 30 translators to convert incoming CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format or to export SOLIDWORKS data to other CAD products. 3D Interconnect opens most major CAD formats directly in SOLIDWORKS with no need to convert or save the data as a SOLIDWORKS file.
|Xtended Reality (XR) Exporter||
Dramatically simplify the path from SOLIDWORKS CAD to Augmented and Virtual Reality with a new export option (Xtended Reality), powering an ecosystem of rich AR, VR and Web viewing experiences created by our approved Partners. This new export option from SOLIDWORKS retains valuable information like geometry, appearances, motion studies, configurations, display states, meta data and more.
|CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox)||
SOLIDWORKS CAD libraries provide you access for easily accessing, locating, downloading, saving, and sharing prebuilt 3D CAD models and commonly reused CAD data.
|Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)||
SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools are fully integrated with 3D CAD, enabling you to continuously check your designs against cost targets. Easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby avoiding costly redesigns and production delays. Manufacturers can also use SOLIDWORKS cost estimation tools to automate quoting processes.
|ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)||
Share data between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers using CircuitWorks™. CircuitWorks enables you to share, compare, update, and track electrical design data so users can quickly resolve electrical- mechanical integration and collaboration problems.
|CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)||
Establish design standards and check drawings (or models) with SOLIDWORKS to create uniform designs and documentation. Use SOLIDWORKS to establish design standards, and then check drawings (or models) against them as you design to ensure consistent and complete drawing outputs.
|Collaboration with eDrawings Professional||
Use eDrawings® software to increase collaboration, accelerate your design process, and increase productivity by viewing SOLIDWORKS 3D models and 2D drawings in an email-ready format. eDrawings Professional allows users to quickly and accurately view, measure, and mark-up designs which improves communication between designers, manufacturers, and customers.
|Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)||
The TolAnalyst tolerance analysis tool automatically checks the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components and to verify tolerancing schemes before a product goes into production. The tolerance analysis can be rerun if a dimensioning or tolerancing change is made, enabling you to get to an optimized tolerancing scheme.
|Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize)||
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard lets you create compelling visual content of your 3D designs with ease and flexibility. By utilizing photo-quality content early in the design process, useful early feedback can be received so you can make more informed design decisions.
|SOLIDWORKS File Management||
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard provides CAD file management that enables individual users and small workgroups to manage project data, control design revisions, and control access to files.
|Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)||
With reverse engineering, you can recreate designs based on ones that already exist, accelerating product development, reducing risk, saving time, and increasing productivity. Use the ScanTo3D capability to import, edit, evaluate, and create solid geometry from scanned point cloud and mesh data.
|Time-based Motion Analysis||
Evaluate how your product will perform and move throughout its operational cycle with motion analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Visualize your product moving as it would in the real world, measure the forces and loads on your design, and use the data to correctly size motors and create the best mechanism for ensuring product performance, quality, and safety.
|Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies||
Linear stress analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation can be a regular part of your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs. Linear stress analysis calculates the stresses and deformations of geometry. SOLIDWORKS Simulation uses Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods to discretize design components into solid, shell, or beam elements and uses linear stress analysis to determine the response of parts and assemblies.
|Pipe and Tube Routing||
Use the wide range of tools in SOLIDWORKS Premium to simplify the design and documentation of piping and tubing for a wide range of systems and applications, including machinery, skid systems, and process plant piping.
|Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing||
SOLIDWORKS Premium includes design tools that build a path of pipes, tubes, or electrical cables for assemblies. Routing creates a special type of subassembly that builds a path of pipes, tubes, or electrical cables between components.
|Advanced Surface Flattening||
Many products are manufactured by forming a flat material, such as sheet metal stock, into complex shapes. SOLIDWORKS advanced surface flattening functionality provides control and flexibility for flattening these complex surfaces.
|Rectangular and Other Section Routing||
SOLIDWORKS Routing can be used to route rectangular and round sections that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes, and other systems.
By consolidating the essential product development steps of design, 3D to 2D surface flattening, pattern engineering, nesting, costing, and documentation onto a single platform, ExactFlat enables manufacturers to achieve significant productivity improvements. Listed below, are some of the powerful features that ExactFlat users benefit from. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please use the box below.
ExactFlat is software that makes it faster and less complicated to design, develop, prototype, cost and manufacture any products that incorporate composites, industrial fabrics or technical textiles. Integrated with leading 3D CAD packages, it does this by:
- Replacing manual processes with digital processes using Exactflat’s proprietary algorithms.
- Consolidating separate and distinct workflows into one environment on one platform.
- Parametrically linking related tasks so that design changes in one area are automatically reflected in related areas.
Advanced 2D To 3D Flatenning Algorithms
- Automotive & transportation seating and interiors: Seating, steering wheel & shift knob covers, armrests, headliners, carpeting, trunk liners, insulation
- Marine: Seating, canvas bimini tops, covers, boat hulls, sails
- Apparel: Pants, shirts, hats, shoes, gloves, uniforms, technical, compression clothing
- Industrial equipment & technical products: Industrial wraps and covers, industrial linings, military equipment
- Composite products: Boat hulls, automotive parts, turbine blades etc.
- Inflatables: Hot air and weather balloons, industrial balloons, inflatable buildings, inflatable bladders, inflatable marketing products
- Other: Luggage, handbags & accessories, tents, awnings, medical soft goods, film, protective films, graphic wraps, sports equipment, commercial sun shades, signs and banners, displays, body armor, tactical gear, helmets, consumer product and appliance covers, architectural structures, roofing, and more…
ExactFlat is helping leading, innovative manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries get more done in less time, including:
ExactFlat’s algorithms utilize a proprietary FEA solver refined over 10 years and are made for anisotropic materials formed into complex, non-developable surface geometry.
Powerful Patterning Tools
Visual, intuitive pattern engineering available inside SolidWorks. This video gives an overview of how automated pattern editing tools can offer simplified processes and accelerated cycle times.
Integrated High Yield Nesting
ExactFlat helps designers and engineers get more done, in less time, with lower effort. We have taken advanced industry leading compaction algorithms and embedded them within the SolidWorks CAD environment. We are proud to offer the first marker making and nesting features that are fully parametrically linked to pattern editing tools, and 3D or 2D CAD models.