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Old 11-22-2013, 07:37 PM
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Bend Tech Pro tube cutting

So I designed an assembly last night for a cage in a BMW. I decided I would try the paper templates for notching. What I need to know is do I have to manually add extra tubing for the notch area or will bend tech do it for me?
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:57 PM
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I'm pretty sure Bend Tech will do that automagically as long as you do the cutting within Bend Tech prior to generating the cut/bend instructions. You can check for yourself by putting the assembly together without cuts, check the bend/cut length instructions, then add the cuts/notching, and recheck the instructions to be sure the cut lengths were adjusted.

Also the notch wrappers are based on the inside or outside intersecting surfaces (depending on which side of the cut you're looking at), so using the right material thickness in your assembly is important.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:09 PM
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I played around with that and the numbers dont change. the length of tube to cut before bending stays the same whether you generate wrappers or not. Unless Im doing something wrong.
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