Technologies Inc.'s BlankWorks
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SolidWorks2011 users with a fully integrated tool for developing
optimal flat patterns from complex 3D designs. New features in BlankWorks 4.3
include flange/blank synchronization with SolidWorks geometry, blank edge
smoothing to generate tangent continuous arc and line geometry to enhance the
translation to the manufacturing process. In addition to flat pattern
development and flange unfolding, BlankWorks also provides a contour plot
indicating the thickening and thinning resulting from the forming process. It
accounts for material stretch and deformation as well as bending and can
flatten any SolidWorks geometry. This tool can also be used to assess the
feasibility of a part for manufacturing.