3rd Party Apps

Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO

Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO

LITIO is a ducting sheet metal add-on for BricsCAD that calculates and draws the flat (unfolded) sheet metal developments for the sheet metal-processing industry. It's the ideal software for the construction of HVAC, hoppers, cyclones, dust extraction, ducts, conveying systems, silos, piping, and many more.

With LITIO you can draw your sheet metal developments directly in BricsCAD Pro (V11 and higher) without the need for BricsCAD Mechanical.

Key features:

  • More than 30 different patterns
  • Developments calculated according to German standard DIN 6935
  • Input in, out or middle (neutral fiber) dimensions
  • Draws a 2D and 3D representation (contour and mesh)
  • Works with BricsCAD v.11 and higher (Classic, Pro, and Platinum)

LITIO calculates flat (unfolded) sheet metal developments of:

  • Ducts
  • Rectangle to round transitions
  • Cylinders
  • Cones
  • Pipe intersections
  • Connections
  • Ys
  • Elbows
  • And more!

How to use LITIO

  1. Select the 3D surface you want to unfold.

    Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO- 1-pattern-selection

    Pattern selection

  2. Optional Enter the settings dialog, to change your LITIO configurations:

    • Inside, outside or mid-cross-sectional dimensions and/or height specifications.

    • Choose to draw the 3D surface and the unfolded sheet as:

      • A mesh optimized for bending.
      • A 2D contour optimized for cutting.
    • The precision.

      Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO- 7-settings-dialog

      Settings dialog

    Note: The program automatically sets the units according to the units used in the current drawing session.

  3. Input your pattern parameters.

    Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO- 2-pattern-cone-duct

    Pattern -- Intersection -- Cone with Rectangular Duct

    Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO- 3-pattern-rectangle2round

    Rectangle to Round

    Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO- 5-pattern-bifurcation

    Pattern Bifurcation

    Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO- 6-pattern-bend

    Pattern Bend

  4. Using your input parameters, LITIO draws a 2D and 3D representation of your design.

    Unfolded Sheet Metal with LITIO- 0-pattern-and-development-e1568812547414-1024x545

    Pattern and Development

  5. Use the 2D developments for NC CAM cutting (plasma, laser, etc.) or manual cutting (scaled 1:1 paper templates).

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