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Sheet Metal Design is is the 3D highlight feature in V14. This module is not intended to compete with third-party developers, but to give them a base from which to turn BricsCAD into a sheet metal design contender. It does sheet metal design, and generates drawings that unfold the design automatically.
The sheet metal functions supported for now are: flange, bend, bend relieft, and corner relief. You can use direct modeling and 3D constraints on sheet metal bodies. New command include the following:
- SMFLANGEBASE for creating new sheet metal bodies from closed 2D polylines and regions
- SMFLANGEEDGE for creating flanges (walls) with bends and automatically generated corner and bend reliefs
- SMFLANGEROTATE rotates flanges around the nearest bend to change its bending angle
- SMUNFOLD generates unfolded representations of sheet metal bodies
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The new BMGenDraft command automatically generates 2D drawing views from 3D components.
The new Helix command draws helixes with these properties: Position(X/Y/Z), Constrain, Height, Turns, Turn Height, Base Radius, Top Radius, Twist, Turn Slope and Total length.
The new Sweep command extrudes closed profiles along arbitrary curves with control over banking during the sweep.
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Among 3D Constraints, expressions and parameters can now specify the values of dimensional constraints.
A new Library tab in the Mechanical Browser accesses the standard hardware part library.
Library tab lists the parts library
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Camera command creates perspective views.
UcsAxisAng system variable is the default angle for rotating the UCS.
The history-based X-SOLIDS component is removed.