Plate 'n' Sheet can be used for various industries such as piping, heating ventilation and air conditioning duct work.
Typically without sheet metal design software like Plate 'n' Sheet you would need to create 3D transformations first, then flatten them out into patterns. Other methods may include creating complex triangulations or drafting projections on paper.
"Learning to use our sheet metal software couldn't be any easier. We've even built in a help messaging system to let you know if a size is not valid or conflicts with another size," explains Victor.
The process contains 4 steps unfolding defined below:
1) Clicking on a shape that defines the part or transition to be calculated.
2) Entering the dimensional values that define your ducting shape.
3) Previewing the 3D model using typical Orthographic views.
4) Printing directly or exporting to a DXF file (use it with a profile cutter).
Plate 'n' Sheet generates these patterns given the dimensional constraints entered in the dialog boxes provided. Then export or print the project to a flattened template and onto a 2D plane.
CADAvenue is a provider of affordable mechanical and engineering software for AutoCAD, IntelliCAD and AViCAD. Various software disciplines include Piping, Ducting, Steel Beams and Mechanical tools. Many of CADavenue's products (including Plate 'n' Sheet) offer a 30 day trial before purchasing.
CADavenue is located in Bend, Oregon and is open for tech support and sales questions between 8-5 M-F PST