TubeWorks for SOLIDWORKS Change Log

5.0 “Spring-back Calculator” (Requested by Customers)
  • 6 years ago Add Calculates Over-bend required to achieve design bend angles.
  • 6 years ago Add Test results can be saved to correct bend programs.
  • 6 years ago Add To find out how this feature works please see the video “Spring-back Calculator”.
5.1 "Generate Bend Data: Springback Corrections” (Requested by Customers)
  • 6 years ago Add The new Generate Bend Data interface allows Springback corrections to be applied to bend programs.
  • 6 years ago Add Corrected Bend Table can be copied and pasted onto 2D drawings.
5.2 “Control Decimal Places” (Requested by Customers)
  • 6 years ago Add As a response to our customers’ requests, you can now control the number of decimal places within the “TubeWorks Settings” interface.
6.0 “Change Bend Radii” (Requested by 5 Customers)
  • 6 years ago Add Changes all bend radii in a centreline sketch to a user defined value, best used in combination with “Re-Create Tube” and “Power Re-Create” commands.
6.1 “Apply / Edit Stretch” (Requested by 2 Customers)
  • 6 years ago Add Now customers can apply stretch factor to the unbent tube.
  • 6 years ago Add The stretch factor will make the bend regions shorter but will not effect the straights.
  • 6 years ago Add The value deducted is equivalent of % of the bend arc length.
6.2 “Flatten with Stretch Factor” (Requested by 2 Customers)
  • 6 years ago Add The stretch factor can now be applied within the “Flatten Tube” property manager page.
6.3 “Accumulative LRA” (Requested by 1 Customer)
  • 6 years ago Add The new Settings “Use Accumulative LRA” allows users to view accumulative LRA table required by specific machines such as GS-Hydro.
  • 6 years ago Add The Bend Table created can be copied and pasted onto a drawing sheet.
  • 6 years ago Add Spingback calculations can also be applied to the Accumulative LRA data.
6.3 “Auto selection change in property manager pages” (Requested by 12 Customers)
  • 6 years ago Add Newly implemented in TubeWorks 6.0, customers do not require to manually change the selection box focus in the property manager pages.
6.4 “Save Prompt on Command Click” (Scheduled Enhancement)
  • 6 years ago Add The Save Prompt for some of the features such as “Create Drawing” and “Power Re-Create” will now appear before user makes any selection to avoid reselection.
7.0 "Change Bend Radii" (Requested by 15 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Users can now change the bend radii to existing tooling from their tooling log.
  • 5 years ago Add Upon selecting an existing tooling, TubeWorks will calculate the new straight lengths.
  • 5 years ago Add If any of the straight lengths are going to be shorter than the minimum clamp length required for that tool, they will be highlighted in the graphics area.
7.1 "Re-Create Tube" (Requested by 12 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add The new Re-Create Tube now also supports Square, Rectangle, and Flat Sided Oval tubes.
7.2 "Create Tube" (Requested by 2 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Create Tube can now support loading space and tab delimited text file in addition to previously only comma delimited text files
7.3 "Feasibility Study" (Requested by 4 Customer)
  • 5 years ago Add When creating a report in the Feasibility Study window, SOLIDWORKS will not perform a Zoom to fit before creating the snapshot (eliminates preview to small in report).
7.4 "Send to Bender" (Requested by 1 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Upon sending the bend table to the bending machine, TubeWorks will copy the bend table to clipboard (eliminate Generate Bend Data twice).
8.0 “Round Center-Line” (Requested by 5 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Automatically extends the start and end centreline sketch to the longest point of the tube ends.
8.1 “Non-Round Center-Line” (Requested by 8 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Centreline can now be created in non-round tubes with end profiles (i.e. the tube section face is not square).
8.2 “Generate Bend-Data” (Requested by 2 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Users are no longer required to Calculate Tube Specs prior to using this command. Every time this command is used, it automatically recalculates the Tube Specs.
  • 5 years ago Add Added a PDF report option to Feasibility Study. The PDF report uses portrait orientation and includes LRA and XYZ data.
8.3 “Feasibility Study” (Requested by 11 Customer)
  • 5 years ago Add Added a PDF report option to Feasibility Study. The PDF report uses portrait orientation and includes LRA and XYZ data.
  • 5 years ago Add Material, Customer, Part Number and Description fields are linked to the document custom properties.
  • 5 years ago Add Bend Radii are now added to the Text and Excel reports.
8.4 “Tooling Log” (Requested by 1 Customer)
  • 5 years ago Add Values for ‘Wiper Die’ is now read from a text file created in the following location: Documents3DCOMPOUNDTubeWorksWiperDieTypes.txt
8.5 “Re-Create Tube” (Requested by 5 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Users are no longer required to Calculate Tube Specs prior to using this command. Every time this command is used, it automatically recalculates the Tube Specs.
8.6 “Send To Bender” (Requested by 5 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Users are no longer required to Calculate Tube Specs prior to using this command. Every time this command is used, it automatically recalculates the Tube Specs.
8.7 “TubeWorks Settings” (Requested by 3 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Users can now add their company logo to be used with the new PDF report.
  • 5 years ago Add New coordinate system introduced for specific machines with the Z axis pointing Upwards.
8.8 “Flatten Tube” (Requested by 45 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Users can now flatten Square, Rectangle, and Flat Sided Oval tubes.
8.9 “Unbend Single Bend”
  • 5 years ago Add New functionality has been introduced which allows users to Unbend a single bend in Round, Square, Rectangle and Flat Sided Oval tubes.
8.10 “Insert Straight” (Requested by 36 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Users can use this command to insert an straight between two bends with no straight between them as well as adding straight to the end of tubes that finish on a bend.
8.11 “Deduct Length” (Requested by 12 Customers)
  • 5 years ago Add Deduct Length for Square, Rectangle and Flat Sided Oval is implemented.
  • 5 years ago Add Users now have the option deduct length from the tube as percentage of a sketch arc length.
  • 5 years ago Add Amount to Deduct must now be specified in active document units and does not have to be in mm only.
8.12 “Help Files”
  • 5 years ago Add We also have introduced PDF help files for each feature which can be accessed via the “?” button in the property manager pages or forms.
9.0 “Apply / Edit Stretch” (Requested by 53 Customers)
  • 4 years ago Add Apply a different stretch factor value to each bend.
  • 4 years ago Fixed The issue where part names which included “-“ were failing is now fixed
9.1 “Unbend Tube - Previously “Flatten Tube” (Requested by 29 Customers)
  • 4 years ago Update Renamed the Flatten Tube to Unbend tube to differentiate between this function and the new “Create Flat-Pattern”.
  • 4 years ago Fixed Fixed the issue where long file name was causing error in applying stretch factor to the whole part.
  • 4 years ago Add For non-round tubes, an optional selection box for the start point of the centreline is added which creates the bend planes after unbending.
9.2 “Vertical Cut” (Requested by 13 Customers)
  • 4 years ago Add Create exact representation of how a 5-axis tube laser cuts the tube.
9.3 “Create Flat-Pattern” (Requested by 7 Customer)
  • 4 years ago Add If your laser machine requires a 2D input, run this command to create a flat body of the unbent tube which can be exported as DXF / DWG.
9.4 “Tube Wizard” (Scheduled Development)
  • 4 years ago Add Tube Wizard uses our proprietary tube engine to extract bend data from tube geometry completely automatic.
  • 4 years ago Add This powerful feature supports bend-on-bend (not freeform), generates a standard LRA table.
  • 4 years ago Add Currently the output is a PDF report similar to the one created by “Generate Bend-Data”.
  • 4 years ago Add Upcoming developments to this feature include create centreline, export to machine, generate drawing, unbend tube… all automatically upon running this command.
10.0
  • 2 years ago Add Centreline creation now support tangent bends (bends with no straight between them)
  • 2 years ago Add Centreline can now be created for bend angles below 2 degrees.
  • 2 years ago Add Non-Round centreline can now be created if end profiles are perpendicular to each other.
  • 2 years ago Add Non-Round tubes can now be unbent with Stretch factor.
  • 2 years ago Add Unbend Single bend now includes stretch factor.
  • 2 years ago Add T bend Locator for manual benders.
  • 2 years ago Add Stop positions report for manual benders.
  • 2 years ago Add Create machine file from springback data.
  • 2 years ago Add Stretch factor is now created in the custom properties and saved with the tube.
  • 2 years ago Add Vertical Cut rounding issue in inches is now fixed.
  • 2 years ago Add Reversing the bend sequence will now reverse the Accumulative LRA table too and also recalculates the XYZ values.
  • 2 years ago Add Absolute Rotation is now implemented.
  • 2 years ago Add Centreline intersection points can now be auto ballooned in drawing file.
  • 2 years ago Add Machine Data file added with positive rotation for each machine.
  • 2 years ago Add Network Licensing capability.