Automatically unfold Sheet metal parts

BricsCAD Sheet Metal features one-click sheet metal parts unfolding. The software automatically detects and highlights any colliding bends. Once your design is ready for production, simply convert it to .dwg and .dxf files. You can add annotations for manufacturing with CAM systems.

Junctions and Reliefs

With BricsCAD V16 or later sheet metal designers can use a new type of junction called Full overlap, as well as two new corner reliefs (V-type and circular).

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Feature Coloring

With feature coloring you can easily distinguish one sheet metal feature from another and visually validate your sheet metal parts. Each of the sheet metal features – flanges, bends, junctions and reliefs - has its own assigned color. You can easily re-set colors in the settings menu.

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Lofted Bends

BricsCAD V16 and later versions allows you to create sheet metal parts with lofted surfaces. Supported profiles include lines, arcs, circles, rectangles, polylines and splines. Imported sheet metal parts with lofted bends can be edited and unfolded.

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Batch Processing

Batch processes of sheet metal parts and assemblies can be automated in large numbers using a dedicated LISP API. This automation feature accomplishes tasks, such as producing families of sheet metal parts of different sizes. Example LISP scripts are included with BricsCAD.

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Flange bend

Flange bend lets you bend an existing flange along a line, obeying the k-factor for given bend radius. The “k-factor” determines how much of the material’s thickness compresses and how much stretches during the bending process. When you import geometry, BricsCAD recognizes incorrectly-made bends and automatically repairs them.

Wrong bend

Features can be recognized in imported geometry and automatically repaired. All wrong bends are marked red in the sheet metal parts and the properties bar.