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Sheet metal design is a core capability of Solid Edge, with support for the entire design-through-fabrication process. Leveraging Synchronous Technology, sheet metal designers can develop models faster using fewer commands, make changes in real-time, edit supplier data, and take designs to production with flat patterns and automatic drawings. Solid Edge delivers the most productive sheet metal CAD package available.
With Synchronous Technology, many types of parts can be created with few or no commands. When creating deformed features, process-specific commands streamline the design of sheet metal components. As models are developed, sheet metal parts automatically adhere to these predefined material specifications such as thickness, bend radius, and corner conditions.
Models created with Synchronous Technology can be edited faster and in a more flexible manner than traditional, history-based technology. You can construct models with no constraints, but get predicable results by editing with Live Rules or applying 3D Driving Dimensions directly to a completed model. During edits, unrelated geometry will not be regenerated, giving nearly instant performance.
Solid Edge Sheet Metal excels in manufacturing support as it flattens sheet metal models, automatically calculating bends from standard or custom formulas. Flat pattern generation commands allow you to create a CAM-ready flat pattern DXF file directly from the sheet metal model, without the need to create a drawing first.
Solid Edge streamlines drawing creation with the industry’s most productive drafting system. Formed and flattened components can be detailed and dimensioned, and remain associative so they automatically update when you change your design. Innovative tools for shaded views, exploded assemblies, detail and section views, hole tables and coordinate dimensioning all ensure that you represent your parts in the best possible way for customers and manufacturing.
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