Bend-Tech SM is the hobbyist's answer to the sheet metal and
plate design world. Week-end warriors no longer need to spend the
big dollar or otherwise obtain the high-end solid modeling systems
to design sheet metal parts. In addition, being comfortable with
this software doesn't require a week-long training course or several
volumes of help guides and tutorials.
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Bend-Tech SM takes on an approach of design from a 2D
perspective; some may refer to it as 2 1/2D. Don't be fooled, most
of the work is done in 2D, however, the model that is built is full
3D. A user works on a flange or the bend zone with easy-to-find CAD
tools for geometry design and manipulation.
The designers at Bend-Tech know sheet metal and understand what
is needed to make quick work of designs. You will find many
specific features to make your design faster, such as: path text,
bridging, slots for bend relief, void slots for bend zones and
manual bending, corner notches, and specific hole shapes including
dimple die and ellipse; just to name a few.
Bend-Tech SM will output a DXF file to send to CAM systems for
cutting or give you a one-to-one drawing on multiple sheets of paper
to be used as a scaled template for fabrication. The software's
flat layout will provide bend radius, angle, and direction
information, as well as allow a user to dimension the tangents of
each bend or the center bend line for help in bending.
If all of that wasn't enough, Bend-Tech SM has an assembly
module. You can design your plates or sheet metal and assembly them
together. Assembly will help you to determine if you have the look
you want or make sure the parts go together correctly.
Use Bend-Tech SM as a module within Bend-Tech PRO or Bend-Tech SE
and you will find yourself designing tubing, plate and sheet metal
Bend-Tech SM is in a class to itself. This is the ONLY sheet
metal and plate design software available on the market that is
aimed primarily at the home hobbyist and weekend warrior.