Photo gallery 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 Mould Mould Tool Design Made Simple VISI Mould provides the complete mould tool design solution based on industry specific automation that guides the user through the mould development process. Dynamic operation previews provide the designer with a ‘real time’ view of how component changes will affect the tool design. 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. True hybrid modelling * Work with solid, surface, wireframe or combinations. * Not limited to prismatic or basic geometry. * Solid functions unite, subtract, extrude. * Solid funcions revolve, sweep, cavity, intersect and hollow. * Powerful surfacing technology for free-form geometry creation;- ruled lofted drive sweep n-sided patch drape tangent draft revolved piped surfaces. * Advanced surface editing. * Easy to heal imported geometry. * Construct the most complex 3D data. Model validation & preparation * Finding design issues at an early stage. * Automatically inspect model data for moulding feasibility. * Auto remove redundant geometry, sliver faces and geometry inconsistency. * Draft analysis easily identify undercut and non drafted faces. * Duplicate geometry can be highlighted. * Sliver face detection and automatic removal whilst keeping solid. Split line / Plane creation * Automatically generate the optimum split line around a component. * Highly graphical interface. * Adjust split line to suit individual design requirements. * Extract the split line result as curve geometry. * Automatically split the model into the relevant core, cavity or side moving zones. * Surfacing tools & split plane manager create complex parting and shut off faces. Automated tool assembly * Quickly construct a mould base layout and related components. * Parametric standard component libraries;- Hasco, DME, DMS, Strack, Cabe, Ceni, Danly, FCL Futaba, LKM, Pedrotti, Rabourdin, Siam, Sideco Siderurgica, Siscat, TVMP, UMC VAP, Victoria * Modification of the tool layout is quick and efficient. * Plate modifications auto adapt standard components. * B.O.M. is automatically created. * Export B.O.M. to a spreadsheet. Undercut release features * Creation of undercut release mechanisms such as;- side actions lifters flexible up & away units Intelligent components * The repetitive tasks of the designer are greatly reduced. * Use intelligent standard components from over 35 different suppliers. * Length of components auto adjust to suit differing plate thicknesses. * Ejector pins are automatically trimmed the 3D form. * Multiple locking methods for ejector pins. Cooling system integration * Cooling channels wizards. * Simply sketch the path of the cooling channel. * Control position and sizes. * Automatic proximity check cooling lines with other tooling elements. * Standard cooling line fittings can be easily inserted. * Export as a design template and re-used on a different tool design. * If the bolster sizes are different auto adapt to new plate sizes. Tool Detailing * Generate detailed 2D drawings from the solid tool assembly. * Fully editable 2D and isometric sections views. * Automatic plate dimensioning. * Hole type and position tables. * Individual details from any component in the assembly. * Display a mixture of 3D rendered and 2D drawings. * Standard component section view with proper detail. * Solid model editing modifies the 2D views. * Model editing updates fully associative dimensions. * Insert B.O.M. with balloon references on the drawing. Manufacturing modules. * Fully integrated with VISI CAM products. * Manufacture plates using feature recognition. * Drilled hole features and apertures automatically. * Visi-Machining for all 3-5D toolpaths. VISI Software: