Bend-Tech SM - Stand alone: $295, Module: $150 Buy Now

*SM Module is available for the latest version of PRO, SE, or IND. (PRO 7x, SE 7x, IND 7x)

Bend Tech SM

Bend-Tech SM is a simple and powerful sheet metal design software that is geared towards the hobbyist, school, prototype shop, maintenance facility, or performance shop. You will no longer need to spend your money on the expensive, high-end solid modeling CAD systems to be able to design sheet metal parts. Bend-Tech SM is also very easy to use and does not require weeks of training and several volumes of guides and tutorials.

Bend-Tech SM takes on an approach of designing from a 2D perspective, some may refer to it as 2 ½D. Most of the design work is done in 2D, however, the model that is built is in full 3D. There are easy to find CAD tools while working on a flange or bend zone for geometry design and manipulation.

The software designers at Bend-Tech understand sheet metal and know what is needed to make quick work of designs. There are many specific features to make the design work 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.

Bend-Tech SM will output a DXF file to send to a CAM system for cutting or give you a 1:1 drawing on multiple sheets of paper to be used as a scaled template for fabrication. Bend-Tech SM flat layout will provide bend radius, angle, and direction information, as well as dimension the tangents of each bend or the center bend line for help in bending.

Bend-Tech SM also has an assembly module where you can design your plates or sheet metal and assemble them together. Assembly will help determine if you have the look you want and make sure the parts go together correctly.

When you use Bend-Tech SM as a module within Bend-Tech PRO, SE, or INDUSTRIAL, you can design tube, plate, and sheet metal together.

Bend-Tech SM is truly in a class by itself. This is the only sheet metal and plate design software available on the market for the hobbyist, school, prototype shop, maintenance facility, or performance shop.

Here are the highlights and key features of Bend-Tech SM:

  • Easy-to-use and powerful 2D CAD
  • Add Bends/Flanges
  • Flat (Unfolded) Layout
  • Path (Outline) Text
  • Dimple Dies
  • Slot and Tabs
  • Bend Stitching
  • Custom Geometric Library
  • Layers
  • Scale Printing
  • Material Library
  • Save and Edit part files

Bend-Tech software requires an active internet connection in order to activate the license on your computer.
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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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