Sheet Metal Designer Module (SM)
Available as a stand-alone program or module (module requires Bend-Tech PRO of SE program)
The Bend-Tech Sheet Metal Designer (SM) is a simple and powerful design software that is geared toward the hobbyist, school, prototype shop, maintenance facility, or performance shop. You will no longer need to spend your money on 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 ½ D. 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.
Highlights and key features of 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
- Scale Printing
- Material Library
- Save and Edit part files
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.
DXF Export Capability
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.
Assemble Multiple Sheet Metal
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.
Assemble with Tubing
When you use Bend-Tech SM as a module within Bend-Tech PRO, or SE you can design tube, plate, and sheet metal together.
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? See Dongle Key option.