SPI - SheetmetalWorks specifically addresses the needs of companies involved in the design and manufacturing of parametric sheet metal parts and assemblies. It leads to significant increase in ready-to-manufacture products and makes the design process instant, resulting in dramatic time savings between concept and the testing of actual parts. Rapid creation and modification of solids is realized through an extended, intuitive, and dedicated command set, supporting typical sheet metal operations.
SPI - SheetmetalWorks allows easy, fast and accurate modifications (variants). Once the design is complete, an extremely fast, automatic 2D flat is generated from the 3D Solid. During the unfold calculation the sheet metal part will be automatically analyzed. All bend allowances are calculated.
SPI - SheetmetalWorks at a glance:
•Design your parts based on practice oriented "Material Management"
•Use DIN correction-formula, self-defined formula or reduction tables for reduction of the bending areas
•Design without previous reliefs
•Use correct sheet metal data from the beginning through SPI - commands
•Apply material data also to imported models (DWG, SAT, IGES)
•Import data with automatic recognition of sheet thickness
•Decide whether you unfold filleted or sharp cornered
•Define Shortening attributes per bend
•Unfold conical faces / pipe reductions etc.
•Unfold also if inaccuracies appear on model
•Unfold bending zones that are sharp cornered on the inner side and have an outer radius depending on sheet metal thickness. This is relevant whenever imports of STEP files from other CAD systems occur
•Use created Sketch in SolidWorks without restrictions
•Export DXF with SolidWorks functions
•Auto analysis of the bending radii with warning messages
•Ready-to-manufacture representation of the flat shape with:
•Both, upper and lower unfolding
•Bending zones and bending lines
•Spline- or polygon curve representation
•Bend lines for freeform surfaces
This is a find that I haven't seen anywhere before, but is not mine, so it's untested - we do sheet metal chassis etc all the time in electronics so I figure a lot of you would like this one.
Links are good - if someone installs it successfully (my XP-64 machine is still dead due to a lack of an activation code...long story), please let everyone know here that it works.http://rapidshare.com/files/409380959/Unfold_V10SP4_Addin.part1.rarhttp://rapidshare.com/files/409380880/Unfold_V10SP4_Addin.part2.rarhttp://rapidshare.com/files/409380961/Unfold_V10SP4_Addin.part3.rarhttp://rapidshare.com/files/409381129/Unfold_V10SP4_Addin.part4.rarhttp://rapidshare.com/files/409380820/Unfold_V10SP4_Addin.part5.rar