Laminate Tools is a stand-alone Windows application addressing the entire Design-Analysis-Check-Manufacture group process of structural design, whilst focusing on the composite material features.
It is modular and consists of six modules: View, Geometry, Design, Analysis, Check and Manufacture. The View module exhibits read-only viewing functionality that allows for easy, in-depth examination and understanding of the composite design. The other five modules (Geometry, Design, Analysis, Check, Manufacture) extend the product's outstanding functionality by importing surface geometry, creating Ply and Layup material information, FE laminate properties, checking FEA stress results, generating failure indices, exporting Ply patterns and enabling information flow between third-party applications.
Laminate Tools offers the benefit of a flexible work flow, as it has native interfaces to Rhino,SOLIDWORKS, Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, HyperMesh, OptiStruct, and can communicate with most CAD and FEA applications via industry standard file formats.