Sheet Metal Design with TurboCAD

Published : 04/25/2017 16:10:42
Categories : General

Newswire estimated that the demand for sheet metal in the U.S. alone in 2016 was around $20 billion dollars. This material is used in all kinds of metalworking areas, including automobile and aerospace manufacturing, roofing, and HVAC products. Manufacturing of these products depends on 3D mechanical design software, which includes TurboCAD Pro Platinum, a CAD product that can serve these design needs.

TurboCAD has for the past several versions, included powerful 3D Modification tools which are ideally suited to sheet metal design. And with TurboCAD’s broad support of CAD file formats such as STEP, IGES, SAT and DWG, you can import and further modify existing designs. Once created, sheet metal parts can be exported to a DXF format that can then be used by most CAM software packages for CNC manufacturing.

Tools in TurboCAD that are well-suited to sheet metal product include Bendand Unbend, Tube Bend and Tube Flange creation, Imprint, Unfold and Tweak Faces, and Hole creation.

The release of TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017 has added significant 3D design features, many of which are perfect for sheet metal design. These include:

Sheet Metal Gussets with Stiffening Rib option

Twist Entities

Get Bend Angles, Bend Along an Edge

Stretch Entities

Bend by Sketch

To see TurboCAD 2017’s new Sheet Metal features in action, watch any of these above videos.

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