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Alternate Ply Book Creation Workflow

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Traditionally, when a user generates Ply Books using Fibersim, the user manages multiple layering schemes to control visibility of the flat pattern view.

There is a simpler workflow to generate Ply Books without managing these layering schemes by using Groups. Steps are detailed as follows:

Step 1: Prepare the sheet as normal (irrespective of layers) and place the user-defined boundary view, as well as the flat pattern view.AdvancedPlybookCreationWorkflowinFIbersim1.png

Step 2: Assign the splines created from the flat pattern view to a new Group by trap-selecting (“highlighting”) all the objects, right-clicking on one of the splines, then selecting New Group, as seen below.AdvancedPlybookCreationWorkflowinFIbersim2.png

Step 3: Enter a name if desired and press OK to create the new Group. Now all of the visible splines on your flat pattern view are assigned to the newly-created Group.AdvancedPlybookCreationWorkflowinFIbersim3.png

Step 4: Hide the Group by unchecking it in the Part Navigator:AdvancedPlybookCreationWorkflowinFIbersim4.png

Step 5 (optional): Return to Modeling application (this step cannot be done in the Drafting application) and double-check that flat patterns have been created and then hidden in the Part Navigator:AdvancedPlybookCreationWorkflowinFIbersim5.jpg

Step 6: Generate Ply Book as normal, and flat patterns should generate without the 3D model splines in the background.AdvancedPlybookCreationWorkflowinFIbersim6.png


  • If boundary lines of the flat pattern view persists despite following the steps above, replace the flat pattern view, create and hide a Group for the view’s splines, and then reassign the view to your ply book.
  • Be sure to hide the Fibersim flat patterns in the Modeling application before generating the ply book.