SPI SheetMetal for Inventor expands the sheet metal functionality of Inventor and offers a range of invaluable capabilities for sheet metal design and unfolding. The results are a shorter manufacturing cycle and significant cost savings.
The software provides a variety of tools for simplified sheet metal design. These include automatic corner reliefs, commands for sharp-edged models, numerous formulas for calculating shortening in the bending zones, optimal handling of multi-body parts, and more.
The SPI unfolding algorithm guarantees a manufacturing-ready flat pattern. It allows to accurately unfold also freeform surfaces, transitions, curved surfaces, and iParts. Every flat pattern is created in alignment with manufacturing-relevant parameters such as material and sheet thickness as well as on-site laser, punching and bending tools.
The flat pattern can be exported as a DXF, GEO, STEP, or WiCAM-XML file. In addition, specialized CAM interfaces are available for TRUMPF, Bystronic, WiCAM, and LVD.
Editable material and tool management
A large library of standard components
Optimal handling of non-native data
Improved sheet metal design
Automatic manufacturability checks
Fabrication-ready flat pattern
Multiple export file formats
Easy transfer to CAM and CNC
Sheet metal design tools that significantly reduce errors and save as much as 80% of the design time
Fabrication-ready flat pattern that eliminates the need for reworking or manufacturing practice parts
Seamless connection of design and fabrication thanks to numerous output formats and manufacturing interfaces
In-window integration with Inventor. In addition, SPI SheetMetal for Inventor is able to open Inventor native data files with full associativity.
SPI has been developing CAD solutions for the sheet metal industry since 1980. As an official Autodesk® partner, SPI has almost two decades of experience in bringing additional sheet metal functionality to the Inventor software.
Customers worldwide use SPI SheetMetal Solutions to ensure a seamless process chain from the idea to the finished product.
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