Integrated 2D/3D Sheet Metal Parts Design
MEDUSA4 SMD is a very simple to use – yet extremely powerful – sheet metal design system, fully integrated within the MEDUSA4 design automation solution.
Used by customers all over the world, from specialist truck manufacturers to architectural designers, SMD gives users maximum flexibility in the design of sheet metal parts.
As an add-on for users of MEDUSA4 3D PLUS, SMD draws on MEDUSA’s 2D drafting and 3D modelling capabilities. Starting in 2D or 3D, users can modify a flat pattern using the powerful tools provided, and then refold the model to ensure that the final solution is exactly what is required. Sheet metal features, such as flanges, tabs, corner tears and punching, can all be added in 2D, either explicitly, or as defaults.
A powerful bend allowance tool allows you to correct your geometry or specify your own algorithm for bend allowance. The system lets you bend around the inside, outside or neutral axis of the material.