CAD/CAM programming and simulation for tube and wire bending machines
Make it easy
So easy everyone looks like an expert with VGPNext. The intuitive programming software for tube and wire benders.
From the library to the finished part
Find the part program quickly, simulate and start production in just a few clicks.
Guiding you straight to the result
From the drawing to 3D simulation, follow the directions and kick off production safely.
Correct every defect
With the experience implemented on the machine, bends are perfect every time.
A simple and user-friendly programming flow
Identify the part program easily.
Take advantage of the program library and locate the tube in seconds. Alternatively, import it with B_Import. You choose the method!
No manual adjustments, the program does it all.
Automatically acquire the geometry, adjustments and job parameters - all you have to do is choose the machine! And go straight to production getting the part right from the start.
3D simulation No collisions, no worries.
Simulate the bending cycle with true-to-life 3D graphics. No risk of collisions typical of preliminary practical tests.
Defects? VGPNext helps you correct them.
Aesthetic defects, wrinkles, wrong bent tube angles... the machine tells you how to eliminate them and learns day after day.
Monitor your daily production.
You can always keep an eye on the recent production, the number of produced parts and much more!
Tube bending and wire bending program on the machine or in the office
Choose where to program your parts! With the PC version of VGPNext, you can program tube bending machines and wire bending machines offline without having to interrupt processing and program all BLM GROUP bending systems from a single PC.
Discover all the functions of the plug-ins
With the “What if” function, you can simulate the addition of available plug-ins for your system (Speed Up, variable radius, etc.) and evaluate their improvements for your bending jobs. Estimate the timing of your part using all the options of your choice!
Tube laser cutting and bending
VGPNext dialogues with the BLM GROUP Lasertube and cutting system programming software, providing tube elongation corrections. So you get cut and bent tubes right from the start.
Create on VGPNext and optimize on ProTube
Manage the batches in the office, prioritize the part programs created on VGPNext and monitor your tube bending machines and other BLM GROUP systems. All thanks to ProTube.
Tool Room: your equipment store
VGPNext imports the part and creates the list of bending tools you need. Tool Room checks if they are in stock or identifies alternatives among the tools you already have.
Tool Designer: online tool creator
Order the 3D drawings of the bending equipment you need online. Once you have created your part on VGPNext, just connect to the Tool Designer service and the system will create for you the drawings of the tools that you can download in STEP or PDF formats. You can then estimate the construction and respond to your customers with a precise quote.
Programyour coil-fed tube bending machines
With VGPNext you can also manage coil-fed end-forming and bending in a simple, fast and integrated way on 4-RUNNER BLM GROUP systems.
Advanced tube bending functions
Eliminate waste and trial and error
With B_Tools, your tube bending machine automatically compensates for the tube springback so that you have the part right from the start..
Save time by importing the 3D model
With B_Import you can manage bent tubes of various cross-sections (round, square, rectangular, etc.), as single parts or multi-tube assemblies in IGES, STEP and XT formats. In just a few clicks, geometry recognition and calculation of bending coordinates are automatic.
Compensate springback without trial and error
With B_Right, the bending machine automatically measures the amount of springback in the process and compensates for it.
Save time by performing multiple operations inline
With B_Punch you can use VGPNext to perform punching, drilling, marking and flow drilling operations in line with the bending process.
True-to-life 3D graphic simulation means safety
With B_3D_Part, you can import 3D elements like flanges, fittings and flexible parts on the tube and with B_3D_Tools you can add 3D models of "special" shaped tools or other accessories. All so you can more realistically simulate the feasibility of your part.
Helies are simple with the right tool
B_Helix automatically calculates the bending coordinates of any helix starting directly from the diameter and pitch of the coil.
Waste no time looking for the right program for each tube
B_Barcode identifies it for you by simply reading a barcode.
Save time and never go back and forth from the CAD again
B-Export exports the modified production parts to VGP3D in the classic CAD formats.
Get repeatable parts in less time
B_Weld detects the position of the weld seam and orients the tube to reduce stress near it, showing you the position of the weld seam on the tube in 3D graphics.
Measure any distance in one click
B_Measure is ideal when you have neither a drawing to import nor the coordinates of the part. You can also measure the size of collisions or the distance between you and them to always know your margin of safety!
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