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COPRA® MetalBender – data M’s software solutions for the sheet metal industry

COPRA® MetalBender TD-i
COPRA® MetalBender TD-i

For many years data M is one of the leading supplier of software for sheet metal design and calculation of the flat pattern. Autodesk too integrated our technology from the very start in his Inventor. Our latest COPRA® MetalBender software is now available for Inventor 2010.
 
New features in COPRA® MetalBender TD-i for Inventor 2010
• Parametric Transitions
• ToPs-Interface
• Maximum Contour

1. Parametric Transitions

3-dimensional geometries for container and pipe constructions can be created very fast and without extravagant expenses.

Creating parts

 COPRA® MetalBender TD-i can be started by clicking the button Parametric Transitions in the pull down menu or in the Inventor Menu “SheetMetal“. It is similar to the already known module TD-i Transitions. As basic contours there are circle, rectangle and filleted rectangle available. The contours can be combined as you want and set the required dimension values in the dialog box.

Fig.1: TD-i Contour
Fig.1: TD-i Contour

In the new dialog the positions of the cuts are directly displayed.

When creating the model, different parts can be obtained, depending on the defined cut positions. These single parts will be positioned in an assembly.

The directory and the name for the single parts and the assembly can be defined. The filenames will be set by adding “_1“ up to maximum “_4“ for each part.

Fig.2: Example-Trans
Fig.2: Example-Trans
Fig.3: Example-Trans2
Fig.3: Example-Trans2

Therefore an individual flat pattern can be created for each single part, which can be edited or derive drawings from.

Edit parts

 The model is now complete parametrical, so it can be changed with the command “Edit part“. The dimensions of the contours and the height, thickness, offset and angle can also be changed. The type of contour can not be changed.
The cut positions can also be changed. But it is not possible to switch a cut position on or off.

Fig.4: TD-i Contour2
Fig.4: TD-i Contour2

The cut positions can also be changed. But it is not possible to switch a cut position on or off.

2. ToPs-Interface

The module is now also working with native Inventor flat patterns which are not created with the COPRA® MetalBender Advanced Solver (Analyser-i).

3. Maximal Contour

In the Inventor flat pattern edit modus the necessary maximum cut contour perpendicular to the sheet can be created, if it was cut angular by some model operations.

Fig.5: Param-Trans
Fig.5: Param-Trans
Fig.6: Param-Trans2
Fig.6: Param-Trans2
Fig.7: Max-Contour
Fig.7: Max-Contour
Fig.8: Max-Contour
Fig.8: Max-Contour
Fig.9: Max-Contour2
Fig.9: Max-Contour2
Fig.10: Max-Contour2
Fig.10: Max-Contour2

Example: Sliced cylinder with holes:

Fig.11: Max-Contour3
Fig.11: Max-Contour3
Fig.12: Max-Contour3
Fig.12: Max-Contour3
Fig.13: Max-Contour3
Fig.13: Max-Contour3

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