TopSolid’Design and TopSolid’Cam from CIM Solutions , form a fully integrated CAD/CAM solution for mechanical engineering design and manufacture.
TopSolid'Fold is the result of the professional expertise of these companies trying to assist companies involved in sheet metal design and manufacturing gain higher productivity during the design.
TopSolid'Fold CAD/CAM solutions enable users to create 3D sheet metal parts, assign bend radii as well as all unbending calculation methods. TopSolid'Fold sheet metal design solutions automatically generate the unfolded layout for nesting and cutting.
Any modification of the 3D parts are updated automatically in the unfolded layout, thus ensuring 100% manufacturing accuracy. TopSolid'Fold solutions feature all the functions specifically required by the sheet metal industry: notches, grooves, corner breaks, slots, etc... while it is also possible to program customer-specific functions or sheet metal components for more specific needs, such as deformation components like dimples and louvers etc.
The following industry-specific functions are present in TopSolid’Fold:
- Creation of sheet metal plates from simple or complex surfaces
- Part unfolding: corner relieves, break edges, grooves
- Development and evolution of the part shape: flanges
- Fold management: hems/pleats, bend unbending
- Cut out creation: drilling, material removal and deformations