Import your customer data and start working within seconds:
Start working as soon as you get your customer's part data. Heal and stitch data or work with non-stitched models and poor-quality imported data.
Quickly and reliably import your customer’s part data with automatic data validation and highly-accurate conversion from all standard formats, including IGES, STEP, VDA, Parasolid (including binary), SAT (ACIS), STL, and SAB.
Take advantage of native read/write options for popular CAD systems, including Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Inventor®, CATIA®, PTC® Creo®, Siemens® NX™, Siemens Solid Edge®, and SOLIDWORKS®.
Import relevant product manufacturing information (PMI) from several proprietary formats.
Create and edit forming shapes quickly and easily:
Perform automated blank calculation or user-controlled flattening on the entire part or specific sections of the part with built-in consideration for the type of sheet metal material.
Work in an intuitive environment to try different forming shape options. Select your preferred forming shapes to compose your strip or create transfer stations.
Eliminate hours of manual work usingAuto Blank on Binder to unfold freeform shapes onto a 3D geometry.
Use special geometric tools for bending, unbending, unfolding, twisting, flanging, and other forming operations.
Work the way that best fits your needs with powerful solid, surface, and wireframe functions.
Use built-in analysis tools—such as spring-back analysis, safety zone analysis, curvature maps, draft angle analysis, and many others—to ensure any integrity issues are addressed at an early design stage.
Reduce the need for shop floor trial and error with tools that imitate the actual elements used in the shaping of a part such as pressure pad, draw bead, blank holder force, and constrained face.
Ensure optimal use of the raw material with a nesting tool for transfer dies.
Save time and eliminate errors by automatically transferring the information created in the forming phase to the die tool design environment.
Increase productivity with a dedicated strip design environment:
Benefit from a simplified environment that streamlines the layout design of both transfer and progressive dies.
Enjoy complete flexibility to determine the number of progressions (stations), progression distance (pitch), strip width, blank location, blank angle, distance between rows, and other nesting parameters.
Make and view changes on the fly with real-time simulation and validation.
Create and relocate trimming punches, carriers, and pilots at incredible speed while visualizing the impact of each cut operation on the remaining strip.
Pick and drop your selected freeform shape from the shape-forming area into the strip to achieve your desired strip layout.
Enable several designers to work concurrently on one project in a die tool design environment where they can create several forming shapes or stations on the tool.
If you are used to working in 2D, experience a similar 2D workflow with additional productivity-enhancing features in the Cimatron strip layout design environment,
Machine with confidence and predict results with simulation and post-processor support:
View the cutting process and its results prior to machining with a color-coded display to help analyze the remaining material around the part.
Simulate the real machine kinematics and toolpath motion and check tool shanks and holders against the part with advanced simulation generated with the G-code. The ability to predict machine behavior enables you to correct and eliminate errors ahead of time.
Choose from a rich library of post processors for practically all 3- and 5-axis machines as well as all leading controllers.
Easily customize the state-of-the-art post-processor generator to your specific needs.