3D CAD/CAM for Lasertube.
Artube: best of tube.
CAD: draw with unprecedented computing power.
The fully parametric design environment and a rich library of features give you total control of your part or frame. The extraordinary variety of functions, combined with a simple and intuitive interface, will make your design experience unique.
Beyond importing 3D files.
With Artube, not only can you create a part with absolute precision, but you can make changes and improvements to the imported elements as if the part had been designed directly in the software.
Managing frames and complex structures has never been so simple.
Import your frame, modify its geometry and structure as you like, take advantage of the technological options of the Assembler package. With Artube, you can re-engineer your frame and optimize the work cycle.
Open to the structural world.
Import IFC files of your structural design with absolute accuracy, simplify the machining of large steel profiles, optimize the design of individual components and assemblies. This is due to the adaptability of structural projects in Artube.
Manage special sections as if they were standard.
With the fully parametric features of Artube, you can manipulate, modify, correct and even replace sections of a part in just a few steps, speeding up and simplifying your processes considerably. With Artube, you can easily manage all sections, even those you create yourself.
CAM:get the best from cutting technology.
The integration between software and machinery will allow you to carry out the part program precisely and accurately. Artube will select the technological database for you and check the feasibility of the cut, while determining the most suitable solution.
Multi-machine part program.
Create a single project and cut on different BLM GROUP machines.
The part program will be automatically interpreted and recognized, allowing you to better manage your work flow and optimize your production.
Put your pieces together like Lego blocks. Generate patterns in Artube and replicate patterns in Composer, easily defining geometric relationships and repetition rules. You can generate complex objects either through the user-friendly graphical interface or automatically directly from your ERP!
Drag and drop the 3D files into your folders and get the part program automatically. With Automator, programming is no longer a concern. The software does the work autonomously according to your preferences. The best solution to guarantee automation, efficiency, and flexibility!
Artube is integrated with SolidWorks for designing single parts and tubular frames. Call up the calculation libraries of Artube directly from Solidworks to automatically generate your part program, a great saving of time and energy.
Artube advanced features.
2D or 3D cutting:
choose the best technology for your job.
Parametric marking: tracks each individual part.
Select a marking area where you can enter the values that are practical for you. You can also define fields that will be encoded by the machine in real-time. Support the logistics of your production and track every single part.
Bent tube analysis: the key element of the All-In-One function
The bending of a tube inevitably involves geometric distortions, but the All-In-One technology automatically adds the corrections in the working process, drastically reducing cycle times and consumptions from the very first part.
Artube allows you to define the position of the weld seam in the design phase and limit cutting operations at its position.
In this way, you will avoid rejects due to its interference with the laser and the cutting quality is certain.
Variables, references, repetitions: mathematics applied to drawing.
Create your design by defining geometric relationships, place elements based on precise references, replicate objects effortlessly with the widget, import or export your design variables.
Only with Artube can you take a methodical approach to your design in absolute simplicity.
Micro-joints: automatic scrap control.
Control the release of scrap directly in the programming phase by adding micro-joints.
It helps reduce wear and tear of your machinery and produce high-quality notches and cuts in each of your machined parts.
Cut-bending: reinvent your assemblies.
With cut-bends, you can easily transform the elements of your frame into a single part that shares the same section and thickness. Simplify your project as well as welding and assembly operations.
Export the project to a 3D file.
At any time, you can export your Artube project to 3D files.
New tool selection interface.
You can now define the holes to be machined with the tools in the CAD and CAM environments, then edit the extended material, note and background information fields.
Contact part marking.
ArTube allows you to mark the tube with the profiles of the parts you need to weld or overlap by contact.
In this way you will simplify and optimize subsequent processing steps.
All-In-One 3.0: synergy between laser cutting and bending becomes even more efficient.
With All-In-One Integrated Lasertube and tube bending machines work together to automatically apply the necessary compensation to the material deformation.
ArTube evolves its CAD/CAM programming by further extending the applications and possibilities of this technology.