Sp4

ExactFlat for SOLIDWORKS Service Pack 4

OVERVIEW

ExactFlat for SOLIDWORKS Service Pack 4(SP4) includes several enhancements focused on giving users more control over the flattening process and pattern details. This update also addresses key performance and stabilities issues highlighted by our subscribers collected via the Support Ticket tools available in all version of the ExactFlat products.  

INDEPENDENT EDGE LABEL SPECIFICATION

New in SP4 is the ability to independently configure edge labels for all edge types.  In previous releases, the same set of edge labels were applied to all edge types in the pattern.  With this update labels for seams, hems, bound edges, and raw edges can now each be configured. 

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Click here to learn model about Edge Labels.

ADAPTIVE REMESHER MINIMUM EDGE LENGTH

Adaptive Remeshing which was added to ExactFlat in Service Pack 3 has been enhanced with this new release. Remeshing ensures the best possible pattern output while minimizing compute times. The update provided in SP4 gives users the ability to adjust the minimum mesh element edge length. This enhancement helps create a higher fidelity mesh by allowing additional mesh elements to be created around tight curves or small features.

The control has been added below the Boundary Tolerance Factor control in the Adaptive Remesher Fidelity group of the Remesher tab.

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MARKER PARENT MULTIPLE SET TO ZERO

In the previous release, when mirroring pieces, the parent multiple parameter required a minimum value of one.  Now in SP4 it is possible to set a parent multiple value of zero, resulting in all instances of the configured pattern piece to be mirrored.

ExactFlat Piece Manager

This allows users to produce “upside down” cut file with the text or labels printed on the bottom/inside of the pattern.

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EXPORT PANELIZATION CONTROLS (FEATURE EXCLUSIVE TO POOL PATTERN PRO)

The updated panelization controls greatly enhance the users control of panel width calculations.  Previously panelization would proceed by splitting the piece into panels of the configured width and applying any remainder either as the “last panel” or by splitting the remainder between the first and last panel.

With the new tool, additional panelization methods have been added which allow users to force the remainder to always be spread across the first and last panel, let the user specify which panel will be the remainder (ie. 2nd panel, 3rd panel, etc…)

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LICENSE MANAGER UPDATE

ExactFlat network licensing relies on RLM broadcasting across the local network in an attempt to automatically find the RLM floating license server with the ExactFlat ISV.  In many cases this method does not work well.  To overcome this, users were asked to create and configure a special license and place it in their license folder.  This process is often confusing and time consuming for users.  With the SP4 update, the license manager now allows:

  • Users to specify the floating license server IP address and port number
  • The ExactFlat license manager to automatically generate the special license file

Click here to review the video showcasing this new feature.

To learn more about the license manager tools please visit, Activating a Floating License