Sheetworks sẽ cho các bạn một khả năng thiết kế 3D kim loại tấm một cách vô cùng linh hoạt, trực quan và chính xác. Các bạn kỹ sư có thể thiết kế trực tiếp hoặc nhập dữ liệu từ rât nhều phần mềm khác , cho ta khả năng thiết kế một cách mở rộng. Đồng thời Sheetworks sẽ giúp các bạn dựng mô ình lắp ghép hoành chỉnh từ các mô hình chi tiết kim loại tấm đã thiết kế và từ đó xuất ra hàng loạt các bản vẽ gia công, bản vẽ trải phôi, bản vẽ đột, bản vẽ uốn và lưu các kết quả dữ liệu trên máy chủ SDD một các nhanh chóng và hoàn toàn tự động
Features of SheetWorks for Unfold Amada Co., LTD May 2012 Shell Models Properly Sheet Metal Modeled Parts Batch Unfolding Process Automatically obtaining various process attributes (thickness, bends, formings/special tools/special shape holes) from the imported 3D model. Process attributes are reflected to unfolding data. Data Processing Flow from SheetWorks Design SheetWorks for Unfold CAM Flat parts with process attributes 3D viewer Estimation data Orthographic view Bending Robot Bending machine Punching/combination machine Laser machine Data Server By simply defining bend or setback on each edge, SheetWorks automatically creates a precise sheet metal assembly model. Recommended Import File Formats for SheetWorks ACIS （.sat） Parasolid （.x_t .x_b） STEP （.stp .step） 3D-IGES （.igs .iges） Native File CATIA - - ① ② - Pro-Engineer - - ① ② ③ I-DEAS（NX） - ① ② ③ - Unigraphics（NX） - ① ② ③ ④ SolidEdge - ① ② ③ ④ SolidWorks - ① ② ③ ① CoCreate Modeling ① - ② ③ - Inventor ① - ② ③ ④ Mechanical Desktop ① - ② ③ - Others DXF, DWG, and AP data (via SDD) ■ Circles with number inside are given to the supported formats in the list above. The lower number is more recommended. ■ Native files listed above may not be imported according to versions. ■ We recommend you to verify every data. Native CAD system Recommended File format(Extension name) Unfolding Capabilities To flatten out parts as sheet metal with the general 3D design CAD, parts must be modeled by using sheet metal features. SheetWorks can automatically create flat parts from either models created by standard modeling features or import models as long as their shapes are recognized as sheet metal by automatic shape analysis. You don’t need to take account of K factor in design CAD side. Sheet metal shape(Import models can be unfolded without changes) Shelled shape(Automated unfolding is available if setbacks are given to a model) * Surface unfolding method is available, too. Create Sheet Metal Solid Functions (Shell models > Sheet metal models) As for the models made by such as shell features that cannot be unfolded without changes, you can also create sheet metal assembly models by simply setting where to cut and bend after shape analysis. Shell Model Sheet Metal Attributes(setting attributes such as bend/setback on each edge) Automated sheet metal assembly creation(Configuring with multiple materials/thickness sizes is available) Utilizing 2D data (Auto Solid) You can create 3D models by utilizing the orthographic view in DXF or DWG. The Auto Solid function makes it possibleto automatically extract necessary entities to build a 3D model from a drawing and create a 3D surface or solid model. Automatic Mode Manual Mode Importing DXF/DWG Auto Solid Creating 3D Model Faces are created based on reference face. Utilizing 2D data (Creating 3D models from flat parts) Convert DXF Unfold Drawing This function can automate a series of process; loading flat parts in DXF files, creating 3D models, and registering data in SDD (Entities, layer names, line types, and line colors are specified in parameters and they are converted as bend lines) Load from SDD 3D models can be created by loading flat data from SDD (Database of PCL/AP100 server) You can conduct the interference check by assembling parts and also insert positioning information. Sheet Metal Shape Analysis Functions SheetWorks analyzes models to unfold as sheet metal. It extracts holes and formings/special shapes. It also picks up improper portions as sheet metal shape such as where the thickness size is uneven, which helps you find modeling mistakes in no time. Red : Front face Blue : Thickness face Green : Back face Sheet Metal Model Check SheetWorks includes the function that can check if there are any processing difficulties in a part even though it is a proper sheet metal model. Result Forming height and inner diameter size - Width and depth of slits - Hole size - Pitch between holes - Holes or forming near bend lines Distance from outer boundary line to holes - Minimum flange height Sheet Metal Model Check function of SheetWorks analyzes 3D models and detects flawed portions causing sheet metal processing errors such as holes near bends, minimum bend height flanges, distance between holes, etc prior to processing. Result CAD data 3D Return Bend Graph You can examine bending feasibility by inserting bending tools on the bend line. The standard tool library is prepared. Bend Compensation Management - 1 Since bend deduction values are dependent on the use of bending tools and bending machines (bending methods), to determine the bend deduction value for each bend, operators must be totally familiar with the bending process. Generally, it is extremely difficult for designers to deal with bend deduction value management. SheetWorks has its unique bending tables and allows for multiple bend deduction values management according to the bending condition such as use of tools or machines. Also, if a press brake is used for bending process, there is the function in SheetWorks that can create the bend deduction table automatically by inserting tool attributes. After setting tool info Before setting tool info (Parameters) Inserting punch and die info Bend table is created Bend Compensation Management - 2 If you have Amada’s CAD/CAM system AP100 or data server ASIS100PCL, you can get the [Simple Bend Deduction Value] information from the data management system (SDD), which enables you to apply the bend deduction values managed in CAM side. Parameter’s Window Adjusting Flat Shapes Automatically SheetWorks automatically optimizes a shape of flat part. This makes it possible to minimize shape modification process in CAM side. Samples of modification functions are shown below, which are all controlled by parameters. Removing minute lines on bend edge Changing holes placed inside bends into circular arc Adjustment of slit shape for bending Data Output to Blanking CAM - 1 You can have SheetWorks learn forming/special shapes. Once the forming/special shapes are learned, they are automatically recognized while analyzing sheet metal shape and the system outputs punching process attributes.Moreover, it is possible to replace forming/special shapes with symbol shapes that the receiving CAM system can read automatically while outputting data in DXF, etc. ■ Forming Shape Automatic Recognition Formings, standard holes, special tools, and special shape holes are automatically recognized and reflected in flat data as process information. ■ Outputting Flat Data with Sheet Metal Attributes Punching process attributes are added to flat data (to Amada’s CAD system) It is also available to replace forming/special shapes with symbol shapes and output them in DXF. Internal-tab bending shapeAn internal-tab is normally recognized as bending feature. If you process an internal-tab with NCT tools, you can have SheetWorks learn it as a forming. Special tool shapesNormally, special tool shapes are determined as special shape holes, but if processing them with a single hit, you can have SheetWorks learn them as special tools. Forming Process Data Output to Blanking CAM - 2 Bending Process 2 1 Output Data to Bending Process and CAM - 1 Bending attributes are automatically added to flat parts output from SheetWorks. With Amada’s network compatible press brake, you can display 3D models on a NC console of press brake by using flat parts with bending attributes. Shop floor operators can program bending process data by touching bend lines in bend sequence order, which enables you to preliminarily check interferences in 3D. SheetWorks PCL/AP100(Data Server) Network Compatible Press Brake Output Data to Bending Process and CAM - 2 Bending process data creation can be automated by bringing flat parts with bending attributes output from SheetWorks to Amada’s bending CAM software. This makes it possible to drastically boost the machine operation rates since the software provides users the capability of offline setup for specifying bending sequence, tool selection, tool layout, etc and confirming process simulation that used to be required during the bending process. CAM software is optional Dr.ABE_Bend Tool Selection Tool Layout Bend Sequence Processing Simulation NC Data (NT series) Output Bend Instruction Flat part with bending attributes output from SheetWorks Network Compatible Press Brake EstimationWorks (Estimation Data Output) While executing shape analysis by Analyze Shapes function and Create Unfold Drawing, automated output of entity information that may be required for costing is available in the MDB (MS-Access) format. You can output following information;Unfolding round length, maximum rectangle dimension, area, weight, bending info, forming/special shape tool info, hole info, and 3D viewer. ● FM/SP Info. ● Hole Info. EstimationWorks Window * You can install EstimationWorks into machines without SheetWorks. Automation Functions (Import/Export) With batch processing functions, it is available to execute following operations automatically; importing 3D data from the specified folder, analyzing shapes, executing model check, creating drawings, inserting dimensions, outputting flat data with sheet metal attributes, and sending estimation data. Parameters for data import Parameters for data export Supports for Structural Steel Member SheetWorks can analyze the structural steel shape such as angle and channel, etc and output drawings which are helpful for you to input process information into a structural steel cutting machine. Drawings for each part are automatically created. Cut List Module Components 3D Design Tools SolidWorks Parts SolidWorks basic tools SolidWorks Assemblies SolidWorks Drawings CAD Data Management Tool PDMWorks workgroup client CAD data management (client) tool for workgroup. This is for users with PDM the server license.SolidWorks Explore (file management tool for changing replacing, and copying document names) is included for free. Communication Tools PhotoView360 Tool that can create photorealistic renderings of 3D models. SolidWorks Animator Tool that enables you to store the created animation in AVI formant. eDrawings Professional 3D viewer that allows you to browse 3D models in Windows PC (measuring dimensions and adding comments are available) Productivity Tools SolidWorks Toolbox Standard parts such as bolts, nuts, etc library SolidWorks Utilities Tool that helps you find differences in the same parts between different versions. FeatureWorks Tool that can rebuild the feature information from import data. SolidWorks Design Checker Tool that verifies in-house rules of the use of drawing entities such as title block, fonts, layer, etc. Design Analysis Tool Simulation Express Simple static analysis tool for parts. SolidWorks (Office Add-ins) Configuration ■ SER code of SolidWorks does not exist in the Embedded version. Therefore, even though downloading free tools from SolidWorks home page, you may not be able to access if user SER code is required. ■ Amada supports SolidWorks basic tools above only. Other tools are basically out of support. å■ Due to the structure of Embedded version, SolidWorks commercial add-in software cannot install. ■SolidWorks Configuration Contents Tools included in SolidWorks are listed below. Sustainability, Costing, and Task Scheduler are excluded. You cannot install Enterprise PDM, 3DVIA Composer and Simulation products * Contents below are as of May 2012, which may be changed in the future.