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TubeWorks Software

What is TubeWorks Software?

TubeWorks is an automated tube bending software that simplifies the process of sending the right information into your tube bending machine. Instantly extract manufacturing and bend data, whether you are working with native SOLIDWORKS models, common IGES or Parasolid files.

What are the system requirements?

Windows 7 SP1 or Later x64 bit OS
RAM: 32 GB or more
Processor: 2.8 GHz or more
Hard Drive: SSD drives recommended for optimal performance (Min 16 GB spare)
Graphics Card: MUST support OpenGL. Dedicated Graphics Cards recommended.
TubeWorks Addin: SOLIDWORKS 2019 or later

Can TubeWorks operate on multiple machines from different manufacturers?

Yes, the highly versatile design exporter at the core of TubeWorks can send your creation directly to any bender as a .$$$, .SV or .S2B file. Alternatively a pdf report including LRA and XYZ can be created and values entered into the machine manually.

Can TubeWorks run without a machine?

Yes, The highly versatile design exporter at the core of TubeWorks can export .$$$, .SV or .S2B files to be shared with your team. Alternatively a pdf report including LRA and XYZ can be created and values entered into the machine manually.

What file types can I use with TubeWorks?

TubeWorks Standalone can upload STEP and IGS files.  TubeWorks SOLIDWORKS Plugin can accept all file types supported by SOLIDWORKS.

What is the difference between TubeWorks Pro and SOLIDWORKS plugin?

TubeWorks Pro and SOLIDWORKS Plugin offer the same feature set.  The SOLIDWORKS Plugin runs through the native SOLIDWORKS application, automating many tube bending processes.  TubeWorks Pro is a powerful stand alone application that does not require the user to own SOLIDWORKS.

Can I use TubeWorks with minimal CAD experience?

Yes, TubeWorks has automated many of the processes that traditionally required CAD experience.  With a few clicks you will be able extract critical bend and manufacturing data.

Do I need other software to start producing parts?

No, TubeWorks automated tube bending software runs independent from any other software. TubeWorks is a universal application that simplifies the process of sending the right information into any tube bending machine.

How does TubeWorks increase productivity by over 2500% ?

TubeWorks increases productivity by Instantly extracting manufacturing and bend data, whether you are working with native SOLIDWORKS models, common IGES or Parasolid files. TubeWorks simplifies the process of sending the right information into your tube bending machine.

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TubeWorks License

How long is the license good for?

TubeWorks has a one-time license purchase cost that last for 1 year.  A yearly fee is required to receive updates and ongoing support.

Can I transfer my license?

Yes, TubeWorks operates with a floating license or a node-locked license.  Contact support@tubeworkssoftware.com with additional instructions on transferring.

Can I cancel my account?

Yes, TubeWorks is purchased with a 12 month commitment and can be canceled at any time. Receive a full refund if canceled within 30 days of purchase.

Do you offer a trial version of the software?

We offer a 30 day risk free purchase. Once you start using TubeWorks you’ll realize the time and cost savings it can provide. If it does not meet your expectations receive a full refund on your investment.  License must be returned before 30 days after purchase for full refund.

Do you offer refunds?

Once you start using TubeWorks you’ll realize the time and cost savings it can provide. If it does not meet your expectations receive a full refund on your investment.  License must be returned before 30 days after purchase for full refund.

Are there any ongoing fees?

TubeWorks has a one-time license purchase cost that last for 1 year.  A yearly fee is required to receive updates and ongoing support.

Does purchasing a License come with support?

Yes, initial purchase comes with 1 year of support.  Ongoing support and updates requires payment of yearly fees.

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