Laminate Tools version 5.1 supports new and optimized user-driven functions

The new version release of Anaglyph’s composite design software offers an extensive list of feature improvements and enhancements to its Design, Check and Manufacture modules.  


Laminate Tool composite design software.

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Anaglyph Ltd. (London, U.K.) has released a new version of its Laminate Tools software, a standalone Windows application for composites design, analysis and manufacturing. Version 5.1 builds on the features introduced with version 5, improves functionality and stability and further enhances the capabilities of the software, according to the company. A number of user-driven functions in the Design, Check and Manufacture modules have been added.

A few notable overarching features include:

  • More efficient, speedy response to user actions.
  • Adaptation of the user interface for use with PlyMatch hardware, as with earlier versions.
  • Added support in postprocessing for Abaqus versions 2022 and 2023.

A complete and extensive list of new features can be found here.

Laminate Tools addresses the entire Design-Analysis-Check-Manufacture group process of structural design, but focuses on composite material features. It consists of six modules: View, Geometry, Design, Analysis, Check and Manufacture. The View module exhibits read-only viewing functionality that enables easy, in-depth examination and understanding of the composite design. The other five modules extend the product’s outstanding functionality by importing surface geometry, creating Ply and Layup material information, FE laminate properties, checking FEA stress results, generating failure indices, exporting Ply patterns and enabling information flow between third-party applications.

Laminate Tools is reported to offer the benefit of a flexible workflow, as it has native interfaces to Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, HyperMesh, OptiStruct, SolidWorks, Rhino and can communicate with most CAD and FEA applications via industry standard file formats.