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COPRA® MetalBender TD-i certified by Autodesk for Inventor 2011

Valley, Germany – April, 2010

data M Sheet Metal Solutions GmbH, developer of the COPRA® MetalBender software for the sheet metal industry, announced today that COPRA® MetalBender TD-i 2011 has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2011 software through the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Certified applications have been thoroughly tested by internal staff at Autodesk and guarantee a high level of quality and interoperability with Autodesk Inventor software.

Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software gives manufacturers the ability to digitally design, visualize and simulate how a product will work under real world conditions before it is built, which helps reduce cost and speed time to market.

COPRA® MetalBender TD-i 2011 offers additional functionality for efficient sheet metal design in Inventor. All COPRA® MetalBender commands are integrated in the native Inventor “SheetMetal” area for ease of use.

For Parametric Transitions, there are basic contours like circle, rectangle and filleted rectangle available, which can be combined with the required dimensions.

Depending on the defined cut positions, different parts can be obtained, all automatically positioned in an assembly.

For each single part individual flat patterns can be created and with the ToPs-Interface the information of the flat pattern can be exported into the specific ToPs format.

Necessary modifications of the full parametrical model can easily be realized by changing the dimensions of the defining parameters in a dialog box. The assembly with all associated parts will be automatically updated to the new dimensions.

The additional TD-i Library consists of standard parts as used in HVAC applications. For heating, air-conditioning and ventilation applications, where it is often necessary to design 3D parts consisting of two different contours, a special SheetMetal Lofting command is available.


Quote from Mr Jim Quanci, director of Autodesk Developer Network:

“With the data M software COPRA® MetalBender TD-i, it is very easy to create multi-part transitions. You don’t have to create complex parametric sketches aligned to sketchplanes somewhere in space. And the positioning of the single parts in an assembly is also not required, it’s all done automatically. Even if dimensions have to be changed, all necessary sketchplanes, sketches and parts of the transition and existing flat patterns are updated automatically.”

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