ProFold Solids automatically develops
a correct flat blank
from a solid model within your CAD system. ProFold
Solids accurately calculates the correct bend
compensation while adjusting holes and cutouts accordingly. You may specify
a different bend radii for each bend area of the part.
Solids is fully integrated with AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop,
KeyCreator, and CADKEY
under Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Unfold a solid model simply by selecting a thickness edge.
command finds the bend areas on the selected
part and unfolds the part. All you have to do is
select a thickness edge, one of the lines which
connects the inside surface of the part to the
outside surface. ProFold Solids supports
solid models created or
imported into the CAD system.
part is unfolded, ProFold Solids displays
the Bend List. Notice that you have control of
material type. As many material types may be
used according to your specifications. Following
this is a list of each of the bend areas found
on the part. Each bend area is color coded,
letting you know if matching bend data was found
or if the default values will be used. ProFold
Solids even tells you if data associated
to a bend area is invalid (the K-factor is
outside of the normal range). Double clicking
the mouse over a bend area will expand to
display the Bend Angle, Inside Bend Radius, and
the Bend Factor, giving you full control over
the bend parameters in order to receive the
exact desired results.
chart is automatically generated along with the flat
Each bend area is labeled for cross reference to
the bend chart. Results can include bend lines or mold lines
The Tech Table stores your
bend parameters such as thickness,
bend radius, and bend compensations,
minimizing the need to re-enter data for each job.
ProFold can unfold almost any sheet metal
solid model which is formed by constant radius bending of angles up
to 360 degrees. Even flanges which are completely internal
to the part are easily recognized and correctly transformed.
Bends of any angle and at any orientation are supported, as
well as hems and offset bends.
You are able to analyze a bend in relation
to a flange or to another bend to determine if a bend is valid.
ProFold provides four methods of determining the bend
adjustment for any bend: specify either the actual bend
allowance, the outside bend compensation, the inside bend
compensation, or allow ProFold to calculate the bend
adjustment by using the standard formula for determining
bend allowance (K Factor). ProFold Solids allows
customization of the defaults and the options.