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...
'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.
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.
with up to four pipes converging on a common intersection point.
with an even better completely new Category Menu. This also provides a great foundation for our ever continuing continuing expansion of the system.
Thickness setting is now more conveniently located.
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.
New option now prints the angle between two faces along the press line.
for the plastics industry.
A Print Preview window now shows you exactly what you will get on the paper.
such as Pan and Zoom. and dynamic rotation of the 3D model in real time.
Move individual patterns in compound shapes for more efficient use of material.
Patterns may now be automatically stamped with the date, time, item number and project number if required.
Automatically calculate the rectangular area and mass. Automatically calculate the true area and mass of the cut shape.
Speed up quoting by automatically calculating the cost of material. Includes a database that you can easily maintain with current material prices.
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.
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]
[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)
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.
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