Sheet Metal Design

Efficiently Design and Manage Sheet Metal Components

NX sheet metal design software incorporates material and process information in sheet metal-specific modeling features: bends, flanges, tabs, cutouts, beads, dimples, louvers, corner and edge treatments, patterns and other formable features. You can also quickly convert solid models to sheet metal components, and create sheet metal parts that enclose other components.

Design for Fabrication

With NX sheet metal CAD tools, you can apply standard values, such as material thicknesses and bend radii, based on industry or company best practices. With folding and unfolding capabilities, you can work with models at any stage of the fabrication process. NX sheet metal software creates accurate flat patterns for documentation and manufacturing.

Faster Aerospace Sheet Metal Design

NX Aerospace Sheet Metal software gives you specialized tools for designing sheet metal parts typically found in airframes, including support ribs and brackets that are attached to outer and inner mold line surfaces, as well as other internal airframe structures. These nonlinear airframe parts are usually hydro-pressed or break-formed. With aerospace features, you can design these components in a fraction of the time required by general-purpose CAD or sheet metal design tools.

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