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    Ok, here ya go. As I said, I do all the design in solidworks. I kick the tube info over to bendtec and all my plate info out to my 5x10 cnc plasma.

    I am attaching some pics of one of my a-arms from start to finish. You see the full assembly, including the jig I designed to build it, then the tube isolated. I click the bendtec icon in my solidworks toolbar, then it ask you to click a sketch. I click on the visible sketch that the tube is structured around, it pops up in the sketch window and I hit ok.

    I then open bendtec and as soon as it pops up you see the entire a-arm with a bunch of circles for segments. I don't have to open it, it's just there when it opens. I click the circles to highlight the tube I want, then I click the tube size and the die size, click submit and it pops up the info I need to bend that tube.

    That is the extent of my use for bendtec, I actually don't know how to do anything else in the program and I don't even save these files. It is so quick to get a print out that I always just go to solidworks first and click on the tube I want if I need it again. I actually have a very detailed, color marked jig book for the components that my employees use to reproduce the parts so I have no need for the files after that.


















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    Very cool! Thanks Yoshi. After I get the hang of BT I'm going to spend more time with SW.

    Those are some beefy arms!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    Very cool! Thanks Yoshi. After I get the hang of BT I'm going to spend more time with SW.

    Those are some beefy arms!


    There really isn't much to solidworks for doing tubing, it's ubber easy. I could walk you through the basics of creating points for a chassis and then applying structural tubing to them in about 10 min.

    I've been working with solidworks for years and have figured out lots of little tricks as well.
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    My take - A real CAD program is best for designing the complete car, frame-plates-etc. because its much easier to import references to build around. For me I will always love my basic autocad, its just enough 3D for me. Once I got good with the UCS tools, slicing/sectioning, Polylines and path extrusions its really all I need for my desires.

    Bend-Tech is king for processing the tubing cutting and bending.
    But its hard to do the designing that a good CAD can offer. By designing I mean plotting out suspensions, etc.
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    You've been busy Bullnerd!
    I have bendtesch also and its been great. Took me a bit of time to figure out but I have the older Version along with the Sheet metal program.
    A great thing about Bendtech is the direct line that you can call and actually speak to a tech to help you out if you have problems with a file.

    I'd like to upgrade to the Updated version but funds don't allow it yet. :-(
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    So I asked if I could play around with the cage design for Ks Bennihanna master piece...just now saw that Benni answered a while back.

    I'll post any crap I come up with here as to not ball up Ks thread.

    Please add comments as to what you'd like to see. I'm guessing.

    Benni, I need the dims pictured. Close is good enough. Then I'll add more dims and you can correct it.



    Rough start...dims are close...except the ones pictured above.

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    Wanna play around with mine too?
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    Archer is great!

    More subtle..LOL!

    Sure..Add some dims to the pic. I thought you were done with yours.

    Rally style?...for easy access!

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