Welcome to Fibersim 101, a step-by-step series of articles meant to familiarize new users with the key concepts of the software. We recommend starting with Part 1 and downloading the “Fibersim_101.zip” file at the bottom of that page in order to follow along with these exercises. If you need to go back to Fibersim 101: (1 of 14) Model Setup click here.
By default, Fibersim generates plies’ flat patterns in a stack, aligned with the Flat Pattern Placement and Orientation settings. The Flat Pattern Layout utility allows users to spread out the patterns in a grid-like manner for easy visual inspection.
The utility’s parameters, such as cell width/height and grid origin coordinates, allow for full customization, ensuring that the flat patterns display as desired in the CAD window.