works within your AutoCAD system to
create 3D sheet metal parts and punched hole
Save time drawing by selecting the correct shape
from the toolbar and entering the required size
data. Then place the shapes on the part surface
of your choice in 3D space.
3D Part shape templates include: Box, Cone,
Top Hat, Transition, and Intersecting Pipes.
Hole shapes include: Round, Rectangle, Obround, Single D, Double D, Louver, Corner
Rectangle, Corner Rectangle, Circular Slot,
Polygons, and L-Shapes.
Create single shapes or patterns (Line, Grid,
Arc, and Bolt Hole Circle.)
Works in AutoCAD 2000, 2000i or Mechanical
Desktop 5, 2002 or Mechanical Desktop 6(Will
not work with AutoCAD LT)
Unfold the part shapes with
your CAD productivity for just $395 USD!
You can try it for
yourself obligation-free for 30 days.
API_Shapes enhances your AutoCAD by adding the ability
to draw commonly used parts, punched hole shapes and
patterns. Rather than drawing each individual line and arc
entity, API_Shapes instantly creates the completed shape
and allows you to place it using any of the AutoCAD
placement methods. Single shapes as well as patterns of
shapes can be created by simply identifying the desired
shape and pattern, then identifying the placement position
in 3D space.
creates five different part and ten different punched
hole shapes commonly used by sheet metal manufacturers.
Part shapes include a four sided box, cones, rectangle to
round transition, a top hat channel and the intersection of
two cylinders. Hole shapes include:
select the shape from the CAD menu and enter a few basic
dimensions, you will create CAD drawings faster than
ever before. Accuracy is enhanced by eliminating the need
to trim and edit the individual entities.
command creates a complete pattern of the shape you
selected. Whether it's a bolt hole circle, an arc, line,
or grid, API_Shapes makes it easy for you to create
even be rotated as they are placed around an arc or bolt
API_Shapes works with AutoCAD
and CADKEY providing you a needed tool to improve your
productivity. When installed into the CAD menus,
API_Shapes provides a seamless interface to your CAD system.
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