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EasyBlank Inventor


EasyBlank Inventor is an add-on module to Autodesk® Inventor® software specially designed for sheet metal part designers, tool and die designers, and tool cost calculators.

Using the well-known AutoForm simulation technology, EasyBlank Inventor rapidly calculates the developed blank outline from CAD part geometry. EasyBlank Inventor is also specialized for determining the optimal nesting layout. The material database, which includes additional important parameters for the most commonly used materials in stamping, is already incorporated in EasyBlank Inventor. The software also enables users to assess product feasibility for the first time.

The analysis results are summarized in an HTML-based report that contains detailed information on blank outline, optimal nesting layout, material consumption and cost, thinning distribution of the part, feasibility plot and the associated FLD diagram. The benefits for users are early cost and manufacturability analyses, optimal material usage and minimization of scrap and costs.


  • Early cost and manufacturability analyses
  • Optimal material usage
  • Minimization of scrap and costs

Target Industries:  Auto & Transportation, Tool & Die

Compatibility:  Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® 2013, Autodesk® Inventor® 2012

Integration: Fully integrated into Inventor

Languages: English

Countries: Worldwide

Additional Information:

Company Information:
AutoForm offers software solutions for the die-making and sheet metal forming industries along the entire process chain. With 250 employees dedicated to this field, AutoForm is recognized as the leading provider of software for product manufacturability, tool and material cost calculation, die face design and virtual process optimization.

Contact Information: 
AutoForm Engineering GmbH
Fällmisstrasse 2
CH - 8832 Wilen b. Wollerau
Phone: +41 43 444 61 61