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SPI SheetMetalWorks 2016 released, new SPI Data Editor!
Since always, SPI SheetMetalWorks supports the processing of sheet metal parts with forming tools. However so far with a logical constraint: only the forming tools supplied with the SPI Tool Management could be applied to the sheet metal part to be processed. That's the past now... Read about the "Learning Tool Recognition"!
Among other new and enhacend features we present new unfolding options: Version 2016 enables improved drawing of tool contours or contours with manufacturing information into the unfolding. Unidentifiable formings are now classified as an unknown forming in a geometric manner. Thereby, the will be added to the unfolding in the shape of a clean manufacturing info contour. Symmetrical tools appear with the orientation within an unfolding. Besides the former options to directly deliver TRUMPF and WiCAM compatible files, from now on the unfolding data may include special information for the CAM-software BySoft® 7 from Bystronic.
With the help of the SPI SheetMetal Data Editor the technology data are defined depending on material and tools respectively tool groups. The manner of the shortening that is to be determined in the calculation of the flat pattern, is defined by setting appropriate parameters. Used formulas and tables are also maintained in the NEW SheetMetal Data Editor.
Advanced "Learning tool detection", new "material management", "multi-body support", SPI "GEO Viewer". Software developer SPI GmbH, Ahrensburg, shows interesting news on the BlechExpo, November 2015, Stuttgart, Germany, Hall 1, booth 1112.
The new version of the SPI software SheetMetalWorks is able to learn now. Since ever SPI supports the processing of sheet metal parts by using forming tools from a wide range of typical parametric stamping and forming tool classes. But what about tools that haven't the program? With the new "learning tool detection", the software can learn the geometry of a forming, its manufacturing information and its positioning. Afterwards from any part of a plate, which has identical 3D geometry, SPI SheetMetalWorks processing operations automatically detect all manufacturing-relevant information. The new version of SPI SheetMetalWorks also supports multiple body parts: if multiple sheet metal bodies are to be found in a document, they can have their own thickness, their own material and their own bending tools, as well as a separate type of shortening for the settlement. Each body can still be individually flattened. It is also possible to simultaniously upgrade the unfolding of all bodies at the push of a button.
SPI SheetMetal Inventor 2016 released
SPI software solutions cover the sheet metal process chain right through to the manufacturing stage. They focus on precise processing calculated according to the machinery, tools and processes used. The current Version - 2016 - was certified for Autodesk Inventor® 2016 and is available from now on.
The most important new features at a glance:
Using the preferred tools
Version 2016 of SPI SheetMetal Inventor allows to store preferred tools in combination with specific materials and different thicknesses when maintaining the data of the SPI Material Management. When you assign the material to your component / assembly these definitions are set automatically and are taken into account when calculating the flat pattern development.
BySoft 7 - compatible DXF
Besides the former options to directly deliver TRUMPF and WiCAM compatible files, from now on the unfolding data may include special information for the CAM-software BySoft® 7 from Bystronic.
Unfolding without straight edges
With version 2016 it is no longer a must to start an unfolding at a straight line (as it was before). This means that you can unfold sheets which contain no straight edges.
If you assign new material data to an assembly from now on you may decide whether the thicknesses of the components should be retained. If you do so, only material data and bending tools are remapped, the thickness of the sheet remains unchanged.
Manufacturing Info Text
To enable a quick and accurate mapping of manufacturing information text to specific contours, with version 2016 this information is maintained in a central tool. Defined texts are available in a pull down driven dialogue box. As before, any information text can be replaced by a contour. New in 2016: the contour types Oblong / Hexagon / Center mark.
Everything under control
Every corner splits, reliefs and other attributes are displayed all at once when using the new All Attributes command. In this way you get a complete overview of used attributes at any time. In addition, this command enables you to delete such attributes in a comfortable way.
Configure your own bending table
The configuration of the bending table for the DXF file has been extended. In addition to the columns in the table with version 2016 you can choose the entries in the table's header. In this context, a new entry for "Dimensions" (length x width) is available.
Processing samples for forming tools
You can define processing samples (replacing tool IDs) for each forming tool with the SPI SheetMetal Inventor 2016 Tool Editor. They are considered when calculating the flat pattern development.