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Hybridi Hippo
02-16-2007, 07:21
I have been thing about how many use solid or acad to desing tubework or another parts...

Tips for tube sketching is always welcome Thefinger Thefinger

steveh
02-16-2007, 21:35
Check out Bend-tech software from 2020 Software Solutions, Inc.

http://www.2020softwaresolutions.com/

Cris Merry is fabcam on pirate4x4.com, he's the go to guy for any questions working with Tube. I'll ask him to pop in here and answer any of your questions

fabcam
02-16-2007, 21:42
Check out Bend-tech software from 2020 Software Solutions, Inc.

http://www.2020softwaresolutions.com/

Cris Merry is fabcam on pirate4x4.com, he's the go to guy for any questions working with Tube. I'll ask him to pop in here and answer any of your questions

Thats me!

Tips for tube stretching?

There are 3 things to keep in mind:
1) The CLR of your tube is larger than your die. If you have a die that is labeled as 150mm than your actual part will be closer to a CLR of 160mm

2) The bend doesn't start at the end of the die. You need to know where the bend starts or create an "offset" in your calculations.

3) The material does stretch more than compress. So that means if you calculate your layouts down the center of the tube you will always be too long.

I have some easy calibration in our software products "Bend-Tech" to help with all 3 of these issues.

Hybridi Hippo
02-16-2007, 22:49
Iīm just planing my car i mean something like this.. I mean do i hav to make every pipe line new plane or how it realy goes?? I have bee drawed whit Acad "arlyer" and diming and 3d polyline is easyer to draw but if i want to line 2"inch longer i hav to draw new path becouse 3Dpl can not STRETCH or i donīt how, but solidworks is a lot harder to learn and has more possibility

Bending comes after planing..nono nono


This is from copy pirete4x4.com site
http://static.petrisimolin.com/gallery/data/images/Hippo-Putkirunko%20solidworks.jpg

fabcam
02-16-2007, 22:53
If you are really looking for an easier way to design a tube assembly, Bend-Tech PRO and Bend-Tech SE are the only way to go. You will learn the software in about 2 hours and have your first tube chassis pounded out about 3 to 4 hours later. The SE version even offers a 3d dxf export and import to communicate with your acad or sw.

And because you are in bend-tech the cut lengths, rotations and bend angles PLUS cutting fish-mouth templates are done and you are ready to start building.

http://www.bend-tech.com/web_images/Racer-X_5[1].jpg

Tommy
02-17-2007, 21:17
If you are really looking for an easier way to design a tube assembly, Bend-Tech PRO and Bend-Tech SE are the only way to go. You will learn the software in about 2 hours and have your first tube chassis pounded out about 3 to 4 hours later. The SE version even offers a 3d dxf export and import to communicate with your acad or sw.

And because you are in bend-tech the cut lengths, rotations and bend angles PLUS cutting fish-mouth templates are done and you are ready to start building.


Hello is this program expensive, where can I buy it, and is it easy to use??

fabcam
02-18-2007, 04:27
Hello is this program expensive, where can I buy it, and is it easy to use??

$275.00 to $525.00 depending on what you need. You can find it at:
www.bend-tech.com or www.2020softwaresolutions.com

The software is beyond easy to use. Most customers have little or no cad experience.


If it should matter, I have been a vendor on Pirate4x4.com (North America version) for 3 years.


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steveh
02-20-2007, 06:40
Fabcam's software is amazing. All of the Vendors who sell benders on pirate4x4.com also sell bend-tech.

ARH
02-20-2007, 13:48
How about ArchiCAD? Have anyone managed to draw any suitable tubing structures using that program?

Whistler
02-28-2007, 09:49
I use Sketchup myself. Easy to learn and easy to use, and above all free.

http://www.sketchup.com

Tommy
02-28-2007, 10:47
How can I get in contact with FabCam??

steveh
03-02-2007, 15:45
Tommy, email Cris @ sales@2020softwaresolutions.com

Tommy
03-04-2007, 23:20
Thanks Steveh, I will send him a mail straight away...

fabcam
03-05-2007, 16:39
Got ya covered. several emails sent your way.

sales@2020softwaresolutions.com

Cris

steveh
03-05-2007, 23:52
Hey, check it out, 2020 is now International!!!!!!!

fabcam
03-06-2007, 00:11
Hey, check it out, 2020 is now International!!!!!!!

Actually I have a few systems in Scandinavia. Sweden and Finland especially.

steveh
03-06-2007, 02:33
Actually I have a few systems in Scandinavia. Sweden and Finland especially.

I knew that Thefinger grnpirate