TORONTO, Canada, May 21, 2015 – Tri-D Technologies announced the introduction of the ExactFlat Online plug-in for Autodesk Fusion 360. ExactFlat Online is a 3D to 2D flattening solution running entirely in the cloud. The new plug-in allows users of Fusion 360 to publish and upload surface models directly to the ExactFlat SaaS engine for flattening. Once flattened the pattern pieces can be downloaded into Fusion 360 or AutoCAD for finishing steps such as adding seams and notches or for creating assembly drawings and cut files.
“We’ve been evaluating Fusion 360 because of the functionality and the fact that it runs on the cloud.” said Aram Goganian, president of Predator Cycling. “Automated flattening is incredibly important to us as well and once we found out that there was a cloud-based ExactFlat plug-in the decision to use Fusion 360 was a no-brainer.”
Fast, affordable 3D flattening that works with your existing team and tools. ExactFlat automation software promises to dramatically reduce the time associated with flattening, pattern making, and cutting tasks. Fully integrated as an add-in to the Fusion 360 cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE platform, ExactFlat OnLine brings these benefits to smaller manufacturers or organizations that have critical but infrequent needs for flattening. Manufacturers are invited to visit www.exactflat.com/OnLine to register and try the tool now. There is no cost to upload and flatten 3D files. Fees are charged for downloads of 2D patterns on an annual ($695 USD) or per-job basis.
The Fusion 360 plug-in program enables Autodesk to rapidly extend the functionality already present in the software. The vision is for a new and diverse ecosystem of connected applications. The partnership with ExactFlat exemplifies this process of democratizing technology that was previously reserved for only dedicated high end users.
Click here to join their free webcast held May 28 at 10:00AM PDT to see the solution in action.
About Tri-D Technologies Inc.
Tri-D Technologies serves global, national, regional, and local manufactures of products made from or covered in soft materials such as industrial fabrics, technical textiles, and carbon fibre composites.
Privately held, and founded in 2009, by principals with a long track record of solving complex problems with software solutions, Tri-D is headquartered in Toronto Canada.
ExactFlat automates the design and development of products covered in fabrics or made from composites. By integrating all the steps from CAD-to-cutter, ExactFlat more than doubles development productivity. To learn more please visit http://www.exactflat.com.
Follow the team at Predator Cycling and join the weekly Podcasts at https://predatorcycling.com/cycling-podcast/.