White Horse CAD can quite literally flatten your products… in a good way, of course.

Unless you have spent a few years in a sheet metal workshop, you will have more than a few problems when it comes to creating flat pattern developments for complex or even very simple geometry.

There is a minefield of problems that most people don’t think about, bend allowances, corner radii, or something as basic as standard sheet thicknesses.


If you are designing a sheet metal product, you need to get in touch with White Horse CAD and ask to talk to Tim. He started his career as a sheet metal worker and spent years on the shop floor developing his skills. With Tim’s experience, it means he understands your problems. Tim has been using SolidWorks for over 20 years, so he can easily help turn your concept into a very smart looking 3D model, even 2D engineering drawings, and of course a flat pattern.


Render created in SolidWorks.

Creating a flat pattern for this sheet metal part would be challenging, even for a skilled sheet metal worker. But the power of SolidWorks means even complex geometry like this square to round transition can be turned into a flat pattern.



SolidWorks will flatten your products and tell you where to fold them and what angle to fold them.

If you would like to know how White Horse CAD can help you create Amazing products in sheet metal that can be manufactured cost-effectively. Contact us, and Ask for Tim’s help.

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