Simplify Design Flow
With a few clicks, you can import the .STEP or .IGES files and instantly prepare your bend data for production. Accurate data means faster results with fewer headaches so you can spend more time on the parts of your business that matter.
Less Time, More Sales
Because TubeWorks saves time, you can send rapid responses to your customer’s questions while confidently estimating your project costs with increased accuracy. TubeWorks makes data easy so you can significantly reduce your project timelines and production costs.
Select A Version That Fits Your Needs
No hidden fees, equipment rentals, or installation appointments.
|STEP / IGES IMPORT
TubeWorks can import files in .step or .igs formats.
|OPEN DWG / DXF
A convenient feature to enable viewing of .dwg or .dxf files. The viewer can open 3D DXF files as well.
With a simple click, determine key metrics like bend diameters, wall thickness, and total lengths. Click on an individual tube face and the corresponding vital information is displayed.
Export bend data in a professional .pdf report to share part numbers, tube profiles, tube OD, units, CLR, solid model image, and other essential information with your team.
|MANUAL BEND REPORT
Produce an easy to read report containing stop positions, rotations, angles, direction of rotation. This makes bending on a manual machine as easy as following step by step instructions. Apply stretch compensation and display the corrected data.
|EXTRACT BEND DATA
Automatic extraction of all bend data including tube specs like CLR, bend radii plus full LRA and XYZ data. Lite edition pulls data with just one click, while the full edition can automatically pull data upon import.
The new TubeWorks tooling calibration feature applies corrected data in the design phase – when optimization matters most. Bend the tube according to instructions, record the result, and TubeWorks will automatically calculate spring-back and stretch. All the data is stored within the tooling log alongside the associated tools.
Tool calibration lets TubeWorks apply stretch compensation to the bend regions. This is shown in the overall tube length and intelligently displayed on stop location situations for manual machines where compensation is not applied to straights.
Not only do you get a centralized database of all your stocked tooling and associated specifications, but the tooling log also stores data from the Tool Calibration feature. This lets you apply tooling on calibrated values to determine corrected bend data.
Through tool calibration, TubeWorks calculates over-bend to compensate for spring-back. These calculations are stored by material in the tooling log so you can apply them to future designs.
|BEND ON BEND SUPPORT
Two curves of different radii with no straight separation are well tolerated inside the software. TubeWorks is capable handling bends where compound tooling would be used.
Now you can extend the endpoints of your central line so you can implement tubes that have worked ends.
|SEND TO BENDER
The highly versatile design exporter at the core of TubeWorks can send your creation directly to the bender as a .$$$, .SV or .S2B file. Or, you can export as LRA or XYZ to include post-processing headers for direct machine import.
Compare your imported model with what you’ve stored in your tooling log to assess if your bend is feasible with the tools you have on hand—an easy way to save time and money on tool resources.
|CHANGE BEND RADII
Embrace complete design customization by changing any of your bend radii so you can change your bend’s CLR to match the dies you have in stock.
|UNBEND TUBE FOR LASER
TubeWorks intelligently unbends tubes for laser cutting and adds material in bend areas to account for stretch. Take out one bend, or unbend the entire tube and mark locations for laser modifications.
|VERTICAL CUT PREPARATION FOR LASER
With a single click, TubeWorks normalizes your cuts, notches, and holes for laser cutting applications without a 6th axis (head tilt). TubeWorks can also regenerate the centerline to the new, corrected placement.
|CREATE FLAT PATTERN FOR 3-AXIS LASER
Are you working in another dimension? TubeWorks creates flat patterns for a 3-axis laser as a .dxf file.
Design a new tube from scratch – no CAD experience necessary. Simply point and click to get precision lengths, angles, and rotations. Or create a tube from an input table. TubeWorks even accepts input of XYZ or LRA values from a file. Manually edit a .$$$ file, import, and TubeWorks does the rest!