Aug 23, 2011

ExactFlat's 3D to 2D Flattening Software Certified for Autodesk Inventor 2012

Tri-D Technologies Inc., developer of ExactFlat, announces that its 3D to 2D flattening software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2012 3D mechanical design software by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. To be certified, the product must meet certain guidelines and demonstrate a high level of quality as well as compatibility with Autodesk Inventor software.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2011) - In minutes, ExactFlat converts 3D models into accurate, production-ready 2D cut patterns. Fully integrated with Autodesk Inventor software, ExactFlat extends the power of Inventor by making it optimally suited for manufacturers using industrial fabrics.

"ExactFlat's 3D to 2D flattening algorithms have been used in some of the largest, most demanding, and most advanced global manufacturers for years and we are excited to bring this functionality to Autodesk Inventor. Now that ExactFlat is seamlessly integrated into the Inventor menu ribbon, it is easier than ever before for customers to save time, money and effort when they need to flatten complex 3D models into accurate 2D flat patterns," said Carl White, director of Inventor digital design product management at Autodesk.

"ExactFlat leverages the engineering and CAD data within Autodesk Inventor to automate and simplify the manual, time consuming, and costly processes for flattening 3D models into 2D flat patterns. With well-designed models, 3D to 2D flattening is only 5 simple steps and can be completed in about 5 minutes. Manufacturers in marine, automotive, aerospace, architecture, performance garments, furniture and other industries using industrial fabrics will find ExactFlat indispensable to improving their prototyping and production efficiencies," added Mark Jewel, founder of Tri-D Technologies.

ExactFlat removes the design and manufacturing constraints imposed by traditional manual flattening processes. If you're using 3D CAD and you need to create 2D flat patterns for the cutting table, ExactFlat is the fastest, most accurate and simple way to do it.