3D QUICKTOOLS : Progressive die design software by an experienced tool and die maker !

3DQuickPress

3D QuickPress is a SOLIDWORKS add-on for progressive die design. With a 3D solid model of the part, a 3D strip can be created quickly and easily, and also be communicated clearly throughout the work group using the free SOLIDWORKS eDrawings viewer before further detailing of the die without time wasted.

Powerful Unfold, a feature recognition technology, can handle native SOLIDWORKS sheet metal parts for imported data, and provide a knowledge base for spring back and bend allowance. Form features can save valuable time from die designs and give them more design productivity tasks.

Strip Layout Manager provides users with intuitive tools to quickly complete the strip simply by drag & drop command with instant graphical feedback. Strip layout manager key functions are :

  • Optimization
  • Support multiple parts
  • Notch punch design
  • Split punch
  • Mismatch undercuts
  • Partial bend
  • Insert/Delete stations
  • Report on material utilization and center of cutting force

Die Set Design begins after finishing the strip layout. 3DQuickPress will automatically create all punches defined in the strip design. Die set design key functions are

  • User definable databases
  • Automatic hole creation
  • Tools for component placement
  • Standard components library
  • Support compound die and transfer die

Production-Ready-Libraries (PRL) assists users to insert home-made components into die sets structure with minimal manual operations. PRL key functions are

  • Automatic punches & insert creation
  • User defined punches and insert creation
  • Standard parts & die sets library
  • Create all openings in all plates automatically
  • Automatic parts recognition to create an accurate BOM
  • Sketch tools to assist in creating die openings and inserts

3DQuickForm

3DQuickForm is a powerful SOLIDWORKS© add-in application for inverse forming simulation. High speed, accuracy, and full associativity with SOLIDWORKS© data are taken into consideration to make 3DQuickForm a production design tool for die designers. Users can either import different types of CAD data or build the die geometries in SOLIDWORKS© environment for the forming studies. It helps OEM manufacturers, material suppliers, and die manufacturers to deliver precision tooling in the shortest time and with minimum physical try-outs

The built-in mesher is automatic and allows user adjustment to meet needs in different situations. Tool designers may fully concentrate on the die design processes and virtual try-outs. Simulations are run in project driven manner and support multiple projects; thus streamlining design feasibility study, process simulation, and optimization. Simulation results are displayed to show initial blank shape, different material thickness, and stress/strain distribution. Customizable material database allows designers to test their design with different materials. Fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS©, 3DQuickForm is easy to use and rich in functions.

Features

3DQuickForm

  • Full range of CAD interfaces to read both imported 3D data or native data
  • Special modeling tools for cleaning data
  • Powerful modeling functions
  • Fast & accurate blank shape generation
  • Short learning curve
  • Get blank contours of parts which cannot be folded/unstamped in traditional ways
  • Fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS to allow strip design in fully associative process
  • Better communication results in less engineering changes
  • Quickly compare multiple solutions for a stamped component
  • Handle complex blank shapes and forming features
  • Based on ESI technologies in metal forming
  • Facilitate the material usage calculation in quotation phase
  • Support fixed edges/faces
  • Graphical plots of thinning and thickening of materials, stress/strain, etc.
  • Report generation
  • Customizable material database
  • Complete integration with 3DQuickPress providing the blank shapes for die design process

3DQuickForm Professional

  • All features in 3DQuickForm
  • Part unfolded to non-planar initial blank
  • Symmetrical Boundary Conditions
  • Support Flanging

Coimbatore Cad Solutions Pvt Ltd is an authorized distributor (Value Added Reseller) and certified support providers for SolidWorks and 3D Quicktools (3D Quickpress and 3D Quickform)