Lantek Flex3d Addins import native CAD drawings from popular CAD systems such as: SOLIDWORKS®, Solid Edge®, Inventor®, Catia®, and Creo Elements/Pro™ (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) for the automatic unfolding of any sheet metal design in 3D. This solution is ideal for integrating the user’s 3D models with Lantek CAD/CAM/MES/ERP. It is a powerful, direct, and intuitive way to avoid unnecessary file generation.
The unfolding of both individual parts and sets of parts (assemblies) is included in this module, which is also capable of exporting the assembly structure with a fully structured parts and materials list. The set of parts imported with Lantek Flex3d Addins may consist of various materials and thicknesses. Unfolding is direct to the Lantek database and eliminates the need for intermediate DXF files.
After part unfolding and prior to the final transfer to the Lantek management system, the user can see a preview of each flat pattern.
Total association remains constant between 2D and 3D in this module. Any modification to the 3D file is automatically and accurately reflected on the 2D part within the Lantek system.
Designed for both subcontractors and companies who manufacture their own products, Lantek Flex3d Addins form part of a design environment that encourages productivity, creativity and design.
Lantek Flex3d Addins are capable of identifying sheet metal items and performing the unfolding automatically with the assigned thickness and material type.
During the unfolding process, the system shows the folding lines, the limits per fold, and part contour, and assigns relevant technologies to each.
Parts and assemblies generated with Lantek Flex3D Addins are directly transferred to the Lantek Manager and Lantek Integra management systems for integrated manufacturing and management processes, as well as to the Lantek Expert system for material and machining optimization processes. Between both systems, Lantek offers a complete solution, which includes 3D part design through to CNC generation per machine type.
SOLIDWORKS - Solution Partner
Lantek has acquired Solution Partner status, which means that Lantek Flex3d Addins complements the SOLIDWORKS® system, providing it with functions of specific interest to companies working in sheet metal processing.
Solid Edge - Voyager Member
Lantek has acquired Voyager Member status, which means that Lantek Flex3d Addins complements the Solid Edge® system, providing it with functions of specific interest to companies working in sheet metal processing.
Autodesk Inventor - ADN Member
Lantek has acquired ADN Member status, which means that Lantek Flex3d Addins complements the Autodesk Inventor® system, providing it with functions of specific interest to companies working in sheet metal processing.
SOLIDWORKS® and CATIA® are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes S.A.
Solid Edge® is a registered trademark of EDS/PLM Solutions.
Autodesk Inventor® is a registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc.
Creo Elements/Pro™ (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) is registered by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC).