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.