Plate ‘n’ Sheet Pro
Flat Patterns, Flat out
“I was using it within minutes of installing it. Too easy! “
Ease of use is Plate-n-Sheets guiding principle. In this version we’ve been able to provide many additional features while maintaining the program’s original simplicity for the basic user. You don’t need to know CAD to use Plate-n-Sheet. For most shapes just enter the dimensions and click OK. It really is that easy.
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 branching is supported with up to four pipes converging on a common intersection point. HVAC Rectangular Ducting is covered including reducers, branches, Y’s, T’s and more transitions. Other segmented bend options include vessel End Caps (hemispherical, tori-spherical, & semi-elliptical).
I haven’t found a shape we need that this software can’t do for us. Pays for itself over and over.” Jason Braun, Production Mgr, D&T Engineering
List of Shapes
The following is a list of the shape categories. Within each category there are usually variations on the shape itself. 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 too.
Baffle Plate, Breeches, 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 Cone, Pipe To Pipe, Pipe To ipe (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 Cap.
Print or plot your pattern layouts to a template or export them as DXF files to CNC machines or to CAD software for further manipulation. If you don’t already have CAD you can choose to bundle our recommended CAD product into your Plate’n’Sheet purchase.
Pattern ID Stamps
Patterns may now be automatically stamped with the date, time, item number and project number if required. Add the CAD option to provide full line by line editing and labeling of your patterns or for intricate detailing.
Horizontal, vertical and offset dimensions with automatic dimensioning of true lengths with separate step-off dimensions around the top and base. Individual dimensions may now be deleted or modified for a more readable drawing. Includes Bend Angles – and an option to prints the angle between two faces along the press line. Router depth option for the plastics industry
Area and Mass calculation
Automatically calculate the rectangular area and mass. Automatically calculate the true area and mass of the cut shape. If you include the CAD package with your purchase you gain access to all the power of CAD drafting, measuring and mark-up tools too.
If you don’t already have a CAD program, add the CAD option to your your purchase to provide you with the power and editing abilities of our leading CAD software.
Move and Rotate individual patterns and compound shapes for more efficient use of material directly within Plate’n’Sheet or send to CAD to gain access to additional manipulation and editing tools.
Speed up quoting by automatically calculating the cost of material. Includes a database that you can easily maintain with current material prices.
Dimensions, text, line-work and the 3D wire-frame transfer to CAD. Even the views of the 3D model can be transferred as 2D drawings for improved understanding of the finished shape.
Plate n Sheet System Requirements
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP (32bit and 64bit compatible).
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.
What license options are available?
An optional ‘floating’ network license is also available to extend the use of the software on several machines. An additional fee per workstation is charged for each authorization key.
What are the trial version limitations?
You will be able to install and run the software to explore its abilities but won’t be able to print or export your files.
What is Plate n Sheet PLUS?
This is a bundle of two programs, Plate’n’Sheet + RealCAD Pro. The advantage over Plate’n’Sheet alone is that you don’t need to have another CAD program if you want to edit the Plate'n'Sheet drawings. Plate’n’Sheet is a permanent, ‘life-time’ license that will run for as long as your hardware and operating system supports it. The CAD software runs for 12 months and can be renewed as desired.
Plate n Sheet vs IronCAD
IronCAD is the best sheet metal design and flat pattern software for mechanical design of custom shapes such as protective machinery covers and cowlings etc, Plate’n’Sheet is purpose-built to deal with all the most common shapes used in metals, plastics and insulation industries without the need for any designing process.
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An upgrade is required for old versions needing to upgrade to Windows 10, or USB dongles that no longer work (will be swapped to stand-alone licenses)
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