Sheet Lightning-Sheet Metal Pattern Development Software...
Sheet Metal Design and Unfolding Software for Tees, Bends, Junctions, Intersections, Cylinders, Cones, Ducts, Flue, Diverters, Adapters, Chutes, Chimneys, Hoppers, Structural Steel
and much more. See specification for details.
Download SHEET LIGHTNING v6 Demo (Latest)
A new and even more powerful version of our software ‘Sheet Lightning v6’ was released in Feb 2011. Sheet Lightning and Mesh Unfolder are unique and powerful 3D
CAD engineering design software products for sheet metal engineering, fabrication and manufacture. They have become an indispensable tool to companies with special sheet metal design requirements.
Sheet Lightning combines a powerful parametric design environment, a comprehensive design library and a full 3D
CAD design environment for customized design. Together they provide an unrivaled tool for design in its product area and a capability for unlimited user library expansion.
Ideal for education!
Sheet Lightning is unfolding software for designing and unwrapping pattern developments for sheet metal designs. It combines an integrated parametric library and a full 3D CAD design environment. The parametric
design facility means designs can be created by simply loading a template design and typing in new dimension values. The 3D CAD environment goes further offering unlimited design capability. Designs
range from simple tees and bends to complex multi-intersection of any level of design complexity (see examples). It handles everything from simple cylinders, cones, rectangular ducts and ovals, to adapters,
adapting any of these section types, intersections between any of these types and multi-intersections of any
of these types. This enables it to handle breeches, lobster-back or segmented bend and very unusual or complex one-off designs. All pieces can have center line offset and oblique or skewed sections. The
program also has an increasing number of very powerful special design capability.
Sheet Lightning Version 5 is available for download - bringing designers and fabricators to the forefront of CAD technology. See the Screen Shots.