Sheetmetal Software

Design2fab

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Simply enter the fitting’s dimensions and get a complete set of layout points, including blank and pattern measurements.  Make complex or simple fittings in the same amount of time!  Design2Fab is so easy to use, even a beginner to the sheet metal trade can immediately start making fittings!

Technical Support

Design2Fab is backed by the most dedicated and knowledgeable technical support team in the business.  Offering a level of expertise and support that is second to none, our team of specialists have years of industry experience with sheet metal layout software and CAM
applications.  Through Hypertherm’s Software Subscription program, customers have access to one-on-one training sessions and unlimited technical support.

Design2Fab® is a stand-alone Hypertherm application for those creating HVAC duct, mechanical, kitchen, industrial, roofing, or specialty fitting layouts. Engineered to dramatically reduce the time it takes to develop and lay out flat patterns, Design2Fab provides you with the ability to create complex custom fitting layouts in minutes, not hours!

Efficiency Made Easy

Design2Fab is a flexible, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use solution for creating HVAC duct, mechanical, kitchen, industrial, roofing or specialty fitting layouts. Engineered to dramatically reduce the time it takes to develop and lay out flat patterns, Design2Fab is known for its superb versatility.
You can create complex custom fitting layouts in minutes, not hours! Design2Fab provides you with the ability to create HPGL and DXF output formats. You can use a plotter to print the HPGL layout for manual cutting by hand or use our Arc Pro Plasma tables to produce fittings from the DXF files. Prior to CNC cutting, DXF files may be exported to the Sheetcam software for optimal material utilization.

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Two Levels of Software Available

Foreman Edition $2000.00

Enterprise Edition $3000.00

Features: (Included in both Foreman and Enterprise Editions)

  • Comprehensive library of shapes for pattern layout and fabrication.
  • DXF pattern export into our Sheetcam software for ready viewing, nesting, and cutting.
  • Patterns – Print and view.
  • Pattern Fabrication Reports.
  • Full-scale patterns plotter/printer ready for cutting.
  • Shear List – Blank sizes calculated.
  • Labels – Production stickers with fabrication details.
  • Shop standards fully customizable.
  • Based on SMACNA standards.
  • Fitting List – Quick list of fittings in job.
  • Detail List – Shop ticket format shows fitting, details, and dimensions.
  • ECalc – Calculator for quick trig, triangle, circle, and fraction math solutions
  • Metal Summary Report – Summary of total metal usage, including number of sheets, costs, and labor.
  • Metal Piece Report – Details metal usage for each part.
  • Cleat List – Lists cleats to fabricate and organizes them by type, size, etc.
  • Liner List – Lists lining to cut for fabricated parts by type, size, and dimension for each pattern piece.
  • Wrap Report – Lists total wrap usage, costs, and labor.
  • Vane Piece Report – Lists each part that has vanes, vane costs, and labor.

Features: (Only Included Enterprise Edition)

  • Integrated comprehensive costing or estimating module.
  • Summary of total metal weight and cost; total costs for liner, wrap, sealant, stiffener, vanes, hangers, fabrication, and markup; plus grand total.
  • Job Cost Itemized Report – Details for each part.
  • Per piece and per pound/kilogram labor files, fully customizable.
  • Job Cost Summary and Job Cost Itemized for additional materials, equipment, and supplies.
  • Labor costs for additional materials, equipment, and supplies.

 





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