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Plate'n'Sheet Pro 4 (Electronic Version)

Go Flat Out Fast. Plate'n'Sheet Professional is the industies Leading Unfolding software for commonly used shapes used in the Metals, Plastics and Insulation Industries.

This is a stand-alone program. It does not require additional software.

Print the pattern layout or export as a DXF file to CNC machine or other CAD software. More...


    • Ready Steady Go.

      'Ease of use' is Plate-n-Sheets guiding principle. In Version 4 we have been able to provide many additional features while maintaining the program's original simplicity for the basic user.

    • More shapes

      In addition to Pipe to Pipe and Pipe to Cone, branches now include Cone to Cone, Cone to Oblique Cone, Cone to Pipe, Pipe to Oblique Cone, Rectangle to Cone, and many more.

    • Multiple branches,

      with up to four pipes converging on a common intersection point.

    • HVAC Rectangular Ducting including reducers, branches, Y's, T's and more transitions.
    • More Segmented bend options.
    • Vessel End Caps (hemispherical, torispherical, semi elliptical).
    • Easy to use Shape Finder

      with an even better completely new Category Menu. This also provides a great foundation for our ever continuing continuing expansion of the system.

    • Material Thickness.

      Thickness setting is now more conveniently located.

    • Powerful Dimensioning

      with new horizontal, vertical and offset manual dimensions and improved Automatic Dimensioning complete with true lengths with separate step-off dimensions around the top and base. Individual Auto Dimensions may now be deleted or modified for a more readable drawing.

    • Now includes Bend Angles.

      New option now prints the angle between two faces along the press line.

    • Router depth option

      for the plastics industry.

    • Improved Printing

      A Print Preview window now shows you exactly what you will get on the paper.

    • Dynamic Viewing

      such as Pan and Zoom. and dynamic rotation of the 3D model in real time.

    • Improved Lap Join Settings
    • Move and Rotate nesting

Move individual patterns in compound shapes for more efficient use of material.

  • Pattern Identification

    Patterns may now be automatically stamped with the date, time, item number and project number if required.

  • Area and Mass Calculation

    Automatically calculate the rectangular area and mass. Automatically calculate the true area and mass of the cut shape.

  • Material Cost

    Speed up quoting by automatically calculating the cost of material. Includes a database that you can easily maintain with current material prices.

  • Improved communication with CAD

    Dimensions and text now transfer as native CAD objects and the 3D wire-frame model may be transferred to CAD too. Even the model views can now be transfered as 2D views.

  • Discount Pricing for multiple licenses and upgrades. Call for pricing now

List of Shapes

The following is a list of the shape categories. Within each category there are usually variations on the shape. For example, the Vessel End Cap category includes Torispherical, Hemispherical and Semi-elliptical shapes. New shapes may have been added since this list was compiled.

[Baffle Plate]  [Cone To Cone]  [Cone To Oblique Cone]  [Cone To Pipe]  [Elbow - Cone To Cone]  [Elbow - Cone To Pipe]  [Elbow - Pipe To Cone]  [Elbow - Pipe To Pipe]  [Ellipse to Ellipse]  [Ellipse to Rectangle]  [Ellipse to Round]  [Helicals (Parallel)]  [Helicals (Tapered)]  [Hexagon To Round]  [Import Mesh]  [Oblique Cone]  [Oblique Cylinder]  [Octogon To Round]  [One Pipe Cut by a Plate]  [Oval Cylinder]  [Oval To Oval]  [Oval To Rectangle]  [Oval To Round]  [Pipe / Cone Through a Plate]  [Pipe Gusset]  [Pipe To Bend]  [Pipe To Cone]  [Pipe To Oblique Con] e [Pipe To Pipe]  [Pipe To Pipe (Multiple Pipes)]  [Prism]  [Pyramid]  [Rectangle To Cone]  [Rectangle To Oblique Cone]  [Rectangle To Pipe]  [Rectangle To Rectangle]  [Rectangle To Round]  [Rectangular Chute]  [Rectangular Junction]  [Rectangular Straight]  [Reducing Breech]  [Right Cone Frustum]  [Right Cone Truncation]  [Right Cylinder]  [Round To Round]  [Segmented Bend (Cylindrical)]  [Segmented Bend (Oval)]  [Segmented Bend (Tapered)]  [Two Pipes Cut by a Plate]  [Vessel End Caps]

Questions & Answers

[Q] What are the Plate'n'Sheet trial version limitations?

[A] You will be able to install and run the program but without being able to print, save or export to DXF. This will allow you to explore the scope and capabilities of the program before you purchase.


[Q] How do I upgrade my license to the current version?

[A] If you have already have a copy of Version 4 on installed on your computer, use Windows 'Control Panel' to remove the existing version. This process will not affect your current authorisation. Then install the new version.


[Q] Can I install Plate'n'Sheet as a 'Floating License' (Network Version) so that I can access that one license from any one of my four machines?

[A] Yes. A fee of $100 per workstation is charged for each authorization key:

So, if you wish to access that one license from any one of the four machines you would simply purchase the one license at the regular price (approx $1100) and then add 4 x $100 = $400

(pricing shown here may differ from the price at the checkout)


Support and Training

Use it right, learn it now.

Read the tutorials below to help you get started quicker and use all the features of Plate 'n' Sheet Version 4. (PDF files)

Module 1 - The Basics
A quick introduction to the program: The Category Menu, entering measurements, applying thickness, view and zoom.

Module 2 - Properties
Apply or modify properties such number of press lines, pattern spacing, seam position, wrap-around templates and more.

Module 3 - Dimensions
Apply manual dimensions to the pattern. Also auto dimension true lengths, plate size, coordinates, bend angles and more.

Module 4 - Export and Print
Identify project, export a DXF of the pattern or model. Layers, printing views, printing patterns and templates.

Module 5 - Options, Move and Rotate
Setting global options and defaults. Calibrating the printer, material options, dimension options. Move and rotate patterns.

Module 6 - Mass Properties
Mass properties, area, weight of material, The materials editor.

Module 7 - Import a Mesh
Import a mesh from AutoCAD, Intellicad or a DXF and unfold in Plate 'n' Sheet Version 4.

Module 8 - Lap Joins
Butt joins, applying lap joins to sheet metal patterns, notching of corners.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP
  • 50 Mb of hard disk space.
  • The printer must have a driver that complies with the Microsoft standard for Windows compatible drivers.
  • Some older pen plotters and some Multi-function (Fax-Scanner-Copier-etc) are not supported.
  • Call or email to discuss further if you are concerned about the suitability of your printer.
  • The Hewlett Packard DesignJet series is being used successfully by many of our clients for printing large sheet sizes.
  • Because the pattern may be split up into small sheets and then arranged on the plate it is, however, possible to use a small (A4) laser or inkjet printer.
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