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ExactFlat CAD software facilitates design & engineering workflow for industrial fabrics and digital texturing

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2011) – Tri-D Technologies, makers of ExactFlat CAD software, announced today that IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide (OTCBB:RWWI), is the latest organization to join their growing partner network. ExactFlat products enable customers to convert the most complex 3D CAD models into production-ready 2D flat patterns in just minutes. Integrated with Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD software, ExactFlat extends the power of Autodesk Inventor to solve the 3D flattening problem.

“ExactFlat’s 3D-to-2D advanced flattening technology has been used by some of the largest, most demanding and advanced manufacturers for years”, said Steven McLendon, Executive Vice President of ExactFlat. “Partnering with IMAGINiT, we’re excited to bring our innovative products to a broader base of regional, national and global manufacturers working within the industrial fabrics space.”

Working together, ExactFlat and IMAGINiT are demonstrating for customers how they can better leverage their existing technology to keep the entire design and engineering workflow on the desktop – eliminating expensive and slow manual processes that impact every manufacturer working with industrial fabrics.

“ExactFlat has solved a significant problem in the CAD market”, said Bob Heeg, Senior Vice President of Sales at IMAGINiT. “We kept hearing from our customers that solid modeling and surface modeling were disconnected, necessitating a highly-manual, repetitious process that included modeling, draping and digitizing. With ExactFlat, our customers can instantly close this gap inside Autodesk Inventor and drive tremendous efficiencies from 3D CAD right through to the cutting table.”

About ExactFlat
ExactFlat, developed by Tri-D Technologies Inc., develops products to save manufacturers time, money and effort when converting 3D CAD models into 2D cut patterns for manufacturers working with industrial fabrics, recognizing that faster time to market equates to more time in the market. ExactFlat, integrated with leading 3D CAD platforms, is an advanced 3D-to-2D automatic pattern part generation system for industrial fabrics and digital texturing. Engineers and designers across a wide range of industries – including automotive, marine, architecture, tent, awning, pool liners, furniture, and fashion – incorporate ExactFlat into their design to production workflow to get fast, accurate results every time. ExactFlat was founded in 2008 and is based in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit www.exactflat.com.

About IMAGINiT Technologies
IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide, advances the way architects and engineers design, develop, and manage projects. Customers of this leading professional services and technology company include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing and facilities management industries. Fortune 500 and Engineering News Record’s Top 100 organizations work with IMAGINiT Technologies to gain competitive advantages through expert technology consulting, implementation, training, and support services. As one of the world’s largest integrators of Autodesk 3D design and engineering software, the team leverages unrivalled industry experience to design systems that accelerate innovation while improving project quality and profitability. For more information visit www.imaginit.com or www.rand.com.

Rand Worldwide is a trademark or registered trademark of Rand IMAGINiT Technologies Inc. and/or Rand A Technology Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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