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Tebis: CAD/CAM system extended with parametric associative surface and solid design

09/28/2017

Tebis, a process provider for the development, design and manufacturing of models, molding tools and components, has extended the design technology of its CAD/CAM software. It will be available as of Tebis Version 4.1 and will form the basis for many CAD/CAM applications. The entire data processing procedure is faster, simpler and more flexible for the user.

Parametric design technology is used in applications such as electrode design and the manufacturing-oriented design of models, gauges and fixtures as well as for geometry analysis and overall manufacturing preparation. The Job Manager, templates and process libraries also benefit tremendously from this. When working parametrically, the complete part is automatically updated when changes are made. This approach is therefore suitable for variants and subsequent adaptations.

Tebis has exactly tailored its parametric design technology to the requirements of manufacturing-oriented companies. The familiar design and editor functions can be used to parametrically design both wire-frame models as well as surfaces and solids. In contrast to many other volume-based systems, Tebis does not distinguish between surfaces and solids. This enables the user to work with the software very easily.

Users also benefit from the fact that all design steps can be automatically saved. For example, a part without holes and pockets can be handed over for roughing already at an early stage.

Users can edit the elements parametrically either on the graphical 3D object or via the structure tree. All information on the history of a specific geometry element can be directly called up and changed. For complex parts, object-oriented work in the tree with a clearly implemented structure is recommended: The entire process remains clearly structured and easy to follow. The Tebis Job Manager is also integrated in the object tree.

"We know from surveys that nearly 95 percent of our customers use the design functions for manufacturing preparation," says Stephan Galozy, product manager at Tebis AG. "We have closed an important gap with parametric surface and solid technology. And because users can work in a single environment, they don't have to be trained in two systems."

Tebis is planning to enter the test phase with beta customers in the fourth quarter of 2017 and to test the application in practice. Tebis users can also look forward to further developments in this area after the rollout of Version 4.1. The stated goal of the process provider is to successively expand parametric processing in subsequent releases. Among other things, this includes integrating parametric technology in existing CAM functionalities as well as in electrode and active surface design.

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Fig. 1: Also suitable for free-form geometry: the Tebis heart is completely parametrically designed.

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