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COPRA® MetalBender HVAC

Design and unfolding of parts used in airconditioning, heating and ventilation, for transitions and ductings with 2D and 3D unfolding library

The 3. dimension for Heating, Ventilation and Airconditioning: A fantastic software for the design of HVAC sheet metal parts. The COPRA® MetalBender HVAC has been developed from one of our best selling software - Genius Sheet Metal.

Of course, the great number of easy-to-use and helpful features are still available. This new generation of software has done the step into the 3rd dimension. It has become much more flexible: If you do not find your desired parametrised 2D-macro - just design it as a 3D AutoCAD Solid.

All you have to do in order to get the flat pattern is to click this 3D SOLID with your mouse. The sheet metal blank is then being calculated automatically. You can even choose whether the blank is displayed as a membrane or layer model (both sides).

The latter is very helpful if you have to handle heavy gauges (thick material). In this case you are able to overlay top- and bottom side of the flat pattern. The user is able to modify the shape or position of already defined parts. The calculated intersection curves can be represented in different ways.

According to your production requirements these intersection curves can be stored as continuous lines or approximated by arcs. Of course, coordinate files can be obtained as well, if you write your cutting programs manually.

Functionality of COPRA® MetalBender HVAC

2D-unfolding library:

  • Pipe
  • Pipe branch
  • Elbow
  • Bend
  • Concial bend
  • Cone
  • Cylinder / cut cylinder
  • Transistion round to round, round to rectangular and rectangular to rectangular
  • Cut prism / cut pyramid
  • Forked pipe round and round-rectangular
  • Dished boiler end
  • Cut conus

3D-unfolding library:

  • All kinds of cylinder / conus or conus / cylinder intersections, even if there are several branches
  • Cylindrical or conic branch on dished boiler end

Transitions (cross-overs) from:

  • Round to round
  • Sharp cornered to sharp cornered
  • Round cornered to sharp cornered

Highlights of the COPRA® MetalBender HVAC

  •     Easy to use
  •     Parametric 2D and 3D unfolding library
  •     Quick modification by entering new parameters
  •     Calculation of blanks - with all intersection curves
  •     Curves represented as continuous lines or arcs
  •     NC programming interface
  •     Genius compatible

Software Requierements

What are the requirements for a successful operation of COPRA® MetalBender?
COPRA® MetalBender is available for Windows operating systems and requires AutoCAD or AutoCAD mechanical (both registered trademarks of Autodesk). AutoCAD or AutoCAD mechanical is not included in the COPRA® MetalBender software.