Designing Lobster Back Bends using Sheet Lightning v6 Software
Sheet lightning v6 has a special facility for designing lobster back bends and unfolding the sheet metal parts for manufacture. The lobster back bend is designed through a simple parametric design facility that
requires only dimension values and option selection:
Fig: Lobster Back Bend - Parametric Design Screen Shot
Fig: Unfolded Lobster Back Bend Patterns
To see the feature in action download the demo software and open the command File | New | Create Swept Bend. Alter the dimensions, then use the Unfold command to unfold the sheet metal parts.