Bend-Tech SE: $599(+$10 shipping & download) Buy Now

Bend-Tech SE is a must have if your job, business or livelihood depends in part on bending tube, pipe, rod, wire, and bar. We have provided SE with the tools that will allow you to be productive no matter what problems you face in your tube bending fabrication.

Of course SE provides the ease-of-use found with EZ, the fundamental 3D engineering of EZ3D and the assembly design of PRO. SE provides those extra tools that you will need when you are concerned about setup and production times. What separates SE from the rest is its focus on manufacturability and flexibility in design.

Focus on Manufacturability:

  • SE checks to verify sufficient material is available for the bending process.
  • SE can provide a "spring back" bend angles.
  • SE provides extra checking tools to verify part validity.
  • SE allows for multiple dies to be used on the same part.
  • SE has extra functionality for roll bending.
  • SE provides a graphical layout interface.

Focus on Design Flexibility:

  • SE has an XYZ interface.
  • SE has an advanced LRA "Length, Rotation & Angle" design interface.
  • SE has a very powerful reverse engineering feature.
  • SE allows for dxf/step/iges/ interfacing (with the Import/Export function).
  • SE allows for unit conversion (inches vs millimeters).

Like our other product SE has the same state-of-the-art interface. When the software is first viewed you will find a multiple document windows interface with a new document ready to be used. SE offers the multiple listing of predefined templates, Custom Part, the Custom 3D Part interface and the Assembly interface like PRO, however you will also find a XYZ interface. The Import/Export function will also allow .dxf, .step, and .iges files to be imported into the software.

Click here to see System Requirements for Bend-Tech.

Bend-Tech software requires an active internet connection in order to activate the license on your computer, and then every 6 month. SE software can run offline in between.
Don't have internet connection? Click here to see the Dongle Key option.

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Key SE Features

Designer: XYZ

Create tube parts using an XYZ interface which consists of end points, bend locations, and center line radii. Bend-Tech software will show LRA (Length, Rotation, and Bend Angle) data as well as cut length, spring back data, and weights.

CAD Interface (STEP & IGES)

Import round tubes from CAD systems. Bend-Tech works with IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP (.step, .stp), DXF (.dxf), and BREP (.brep). Send to one of the designers including XYZ or Assembly.

Advanced Calculation Output (LRA or YBC)

Location (Length), Rotation, and Angle setting format adjustments allow for a flexible output type. Includes a graphical layout screen that is a dimensioned print of the flattened tube.

Designer: Reverse Engineering

This designer allows for entry of past bending instructions and will create a Bend-Tech XYZ or LRA part model. This designer is also useful from LRA prints that are designed with the incorrect radii sizes.

Manufacturability Checking

Set restrictions for the tooling library to check for manufacturing limitations. If the part design is flagged and found to be outside the limitations then a warning button is displayed in bright red. The warning will show the problem area on the part. In the case of not having enough material at the ends, the user can select the warning field and the needed amount of material is automatically added.

Unit Conversion

Convert your tubing designs from millimeters to inches or from inches to millimeters.

Pricing Utility

Assign cost to material and hourly rates of bending & cutting times. Amortize setup time over quantity of parts needed.

1D Nesting

Find Optimized yield from current stock lengths for quantities and part lengths needed for a specific job.

Multiple Dies for Single Part

Define a part with size definitions for each individual bend.

Large Radius Bending

Create parts with large radii. Typically manufactured with a ring roll or section roller. Often used in the railing and boating industries.

Designer: Assembly Design

For customers that do not have a CAD system we have provided an interface to build an assembly. Straight parts can be added with the created bent parts to make a complete assembly.

Cutting Wrappers

Create cutting wrappers (printed paper showing the cut profile that is wrapped around the tube). The wrappers include calibration rotation and location lines for proper alignment. Bend-Tech can also provide hole saw cutting location instructions.

Designer: Panel

This feature requires Bend-Tech SM module.

• Create/wrap panels between tubes in assembly.
• Create radius or notches to follow the tubing.
• Add holes and edit plates in Bend-Tech SM.

Centerline Adjustment

Design your part, and then adjust your parts in Inside/Outside/Center lines with click of a button.

Part Dimensioning

Dimension top, side, and front view of the part or assembly. Works great as a tool for shops to properly put together the parts in an assembly.

Spring Back Calculator

The Spring Back Calculator has an area to enter the angles of spring back experienced after bending which allows the software to automatically make the necessary adjustments. The "Results" and setup sheet have an additional column which includes the spring back angles.

Designer: Sketch 3D

• Click-and-sketch part creation in 3D.
• Adjustable grid-snapping.
• Sketch then adjust dimensions.
• Easy switching between XYZ planes.

Designer: Harpoon

• Click-and-drag part creation.
• Add/remove bends on-the-fly.
• Intuitive drag-then-type design.

Designer: Custom Part 3D

The Custom 3D Part interface allows you to enter the definitions of your part in a sequence following the center line of the material. Directional terms are easy to understand for creation of the part. These terms are; left, right, front, back, ceiling, and floor. The bend angles and rotations are automatically calculated.

Bending Simulation

Simulation helps the fabricator visualize the bending process before running the part through the machine. This helps to confirm the manufacturability of the part and the bend order. (*Does NOT check for collision.)

Bend Order Manipulation

Bend from either end, flip the part between any of the bends, or do a custom sequencing. Verify your sequence using the Bending Simulation.

Designer: Custom Part

Create a part by starting at one end and entering the distance between bends, rotations between bends, and the angle for each bend. The length values can be apex or tangent values.

Designer: Sketch 2D

• Click-and-sketch part creation.
• Adjustable grid-snapping.
• Sketch then adjust dimensions.
• Simple, easy-to-use 2D design.

Designer: Templates

Choose from dozens of predefined templates. The templates are easy to use and in seconds you will have your design completed and be ready to start bending.

Designer: Custom Part 2D

Create a part by starting at one end and then entering in the distance between bends and the angle at each bend. The length values can be apex or tangent values. Custom Part 2D allows bends to reverse direction (180 degree rotation).

Material Library

The Material Library includes material shape, (round, square, or rectangle), size, wall thickness, color, and weight.

Die Library

Define your dies within the software. Definition includes CLR, Calibrated CLR (stretch factor), and Bend Location Offset.

Bend Calculation Output

Software will provide cut length, bend locations, bend angles, and rotations for every parts you have designed. Each bend location is based from the end of the tube.

Post Bending Cutoff

Cutoff allows extra material to be added at the end of the tube for cutting after bending. The cut length and bend locations are automatically adjusted for cutoff values.

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Security Dongle

If a valid internet connection is not available on your computer, you may choose to purchase a security dongle to use the software offline. This will allow your computer to run Bend-Tech software as long as the security dongle is plugged into an available USB port on the computer. This USB security dongle becomes the license for your software.

While the security dongle will allow your computer to run Bend-Tech software without an internet connection, there are a few drawbacks to using the offline method. Bend-Tech software will not be able to automatically download any new updates and the direct Help Session will not be available. Also, any maintenance of a security dongle requires shipment back to our facility and back to you at additional cost. If you are unable to provide shipment of your security dongle (such as loss or theft), you will be required to purchase the dongle along with the full price of your software.

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System requirements for Bend-Tech:

Minimum Requirements
Windows Operating System (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)
1 GHz Processor
2 GB RAM (Memory)
1 GB Hard Drive Space
1024 x 768 Screen Resolution
OpenGL 1.3 Compatible Graphics Card
.NET Framework 3.5 Installed
Active Internet Connection (Internet connection is needed during the first activation and then every 6 month, software can run offline in between.)

Recommended Requirements
Windows Operating System (7, 8, 8.1, 10)
1GHz Dual-Core Processor
4GB Ram (Memory)
1 GB Hard Drive Space
1280 x 800 Screen Resolution or greater
OpenGL 1.3 Compatible Graphics Card
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Installed
PDF Reader Installed (for Help Guides)
Full Keyboard and Mouse
CD Drive (for install from CD)
High-Speed Internet

MacOS Requirements
Windows OS running on Emulator/Parallels. (i.e: Boot Camp, Parallels, and VMware.)
Same requirements as above.
Bend-Tech does NOT run directly on MacOS.