Serving the South African Manufacturing industry Software Development (Pty) Ltd - CAD / CAM / CAE / Wireless CNC communication experts Advanced CADCAM and Wireless CNC communication for the Manufacturing industry VISI Blank Automatic blank development from complex 3D forms VISI Blank is an integrated solution for the development of 2D blank shapes from complex 3D models. It is particularly useful in the generation of blank forms for the sheet metal, progressive die, press tooling and crash tooling industries. VISI-Blank benefits from seamless integration with the acclaimed VISI-Modelling software, using the industry standard Parasolid kernel combined with Vero’s proprietary surface modeling and 2D design technology. VISI Blank is designed for estimators, engineers, sheet metal product designers and tool and die makers to optimise the development of sheet metal components and provide valuable analysis of material behaviour during the forming process. For the estimator a quick blank representation can be achieved in minutes to highlight potential manufacturing problems, determine material costs and to streamline the production process. The designer can benefit from the quick analysis provided by VISI- Blank to determine areas of a component design which may need to be modified to provide lower manufacturing costs. For the toolmaker, the application is invaluable for identifying areas of a component that will require to be drawn as opposed to multiple forming operations. Extensive range of CAD interfaces. * Parasolid, IGES, DXF, DWG, STL and VDA * STEP, Solid Works and Solid Edge * CATIA v4 & v5, Pro-E, UG and ACIS Intuitive interface for ease of use * Simple user interface. * Quick and easy blank form creation from complex geometry. * Results in a graphical interpretation. * Comprehensive material database. * Analysis can be performed on virtually any material. Graphical representation * Results are a clear and concise graphical display. * Output results to a report sheet format. * Graphical analysis of ‘thinning’ and “wrinkling”. * Identify where the material is within tolerance and any areas that may exceed this. Blank form development * The traditional CAD approach involves many hours of calculation and much less accuracy. * Virtually any 3D form can be flattened into a developed blank. * Ensure optimum amount of stock material is used for production. * Reducing supplementary manufacturing or finishing operations. * Generally the form can be produced within a few minutes. * Proven accuracy of being within 1% of the finished component. VISI Software: