Calculation base and output principle
The calculation for the output is based on the data maintained in the material and tool manager, the SPI Data Editor. The SPI add-in generates the flat pattern and provides appropriate output formats with all production-relevant data.
TruTops Boost / TruTops Classic
The SPI TruTops Interface allows the material and bending process information, including the TruTops Bend bending factors and production radii, to be read into the program’s material editor and to be used during design with Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks.
For the software of the TruTops family, SPI generates all relevant manufacturing data in the TruTops GEO format or in the extended DXF format (including opening angle, radius, bending tool combination, and bending technology).
In addition, SPI can provide a manufacturing-ready STEP file with the specific process information (prerequisite: SheetMetalWorks with Solidworks).