Smartform Tooling bundle incorporates functionalities that allow mold designers to both create and modify native and non-native CAD files. It contains capabilities to separate the part into A and B half inserts along with any other side cores. IT also includes a comprehensive library of standard and user defined mold bases.
Built on strong CAD foundations, SmartForm Tooling features innovative technologies such as GSM (Global Shape Modeling) and Zone Modeling that allow real-time modifications of complex models. SmartForm Tooling offers libraries of 3D components and the most popular commercial catalogs, which can be augmented by adding NCGCAM software, a wide range of direct converters and the fully integrated SmartForm PLM solution.
The management of files in various CAD formats of varying quality levels is one of the most challenging tasks for mould makers. Therefore it is very important to have the right tools to easily modify the models in neutral formats (e.g. IGES, STEP) received from customers. A key element of the mold design process is still made in a “mixed environment” that brings together the speed of 2D and the quality and accuracy of surface and solid modeling. For this reason, SmartForm Tooling offers a single 2D/3D integrated design environment that can be used by specialists according to their needs.