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TubeCAD Pro v8 Demo Copy
TubeCAD Pro v8
program contains a demo
copy of Tubecad pro v8.
The demo version can be used without a hardware key. It uses constant
(unchangeable) values for the tube centerline. All other features are
Advanced Tubular Technologies
tube-layouts with complex views in only minutes.
2010 - Version 8
64 bit Windows
|This is a sample TubeCAD Layout.
Layouts have several components that are drawn automatically for you:
Orthographic views, true bends, rotation views, charges, and even
auxiliary views. (Click on the image to see it closeup.)
|| How quickly can your CAD department draw a tube
fabrication layout? Does a complete layout of a 15 bend tube drawn in
AutoCAD or CADKEY take five or more hours to build? TubeCAD can create
the same layout in 30 minutes or less without errors. That's a ten-fold
speed improvement with an increase in data integrity. In fact, we
invite you to allow us to test the speed of TubeCAD with one of your
tube prints. The layout we draw for you will contain at least multiple
centerline views of the tube with either an OD outline or 3-D ODMESH,
true bend views, rotation views, and chart. So, how can TubeCAD draw
layouts so quickly?
|| Ever since
we released TubeCAD in 1985 (then through Cone & Cone),
TubeCAD's driving philosophy has been automation of the layout process.
General CAD packages provide basic drawing tools for all types of
engineers with powerful editing and modification features. But, by
their very nature, they cannot provide extreme automation for very
specific processes like tube fabrication and tube layout production
unless someone takes the time to write page after page of code that
explains it to them.
In other words, AutoCAD,
CADKEY and other general CAD packages have little intrinsic knowledge
of a tube shape. This is where TubeCAD takes over. It knows only tube
shapes, and it knows them very well.
|| For example, how quickly can a CAD operator
draw a 10 bend tube centerline as specified in your customer's print,
and have a multiple view tube displayed on the screen complete with an
outer diameter? If the operator is fast, it will probably take an hour
in a good CAD program. TubeCAD can create 3 orthographic views with a
3D outer diameter as quickly as you can type in the coordinates (about
5 to 10 minutes).
|| Another example is True Bend views. How long
does it take to draw 10 of them in your CAD package? (It takes a while
in AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, or even Inventor.) After the
coordinates are entered, TubeCAD draws 10 True Bend views in less than
And these true bend views are smart. They know, for example when to
flip over so that the preceding leg to the bend is moving above (and
not below) the plane of the layout.
Each true bend shows an unlimited number of preceding and following
legs in the tube. BlockUp labels can be switched ON anywhere in the
Each true bend view
includes text labels describing the numerical values for that true
|| It takes another split second to draw either a
complete rotation clock (left or right hand), or rows and columns of
individual Rotation Views. (These views show the twist angle between
|| It may take a few weeks or more to get your
regular gauge from the gauge builder. While you're waiting for the
gauge, you can use TubeCAD Blockup labels to make a full-scale layout
an instant gauge. Blockup labels show the distances from the bottom of
each straight down to a base plane.
|| The chart view
allows you to display data in report format on your layout. There are
over 50 different data styles available for use in the TubeCAD charts
View an Adobe PDF file of
|| To finish the
layout, select the location using the mouse for the large header label
that shows various data about the layout in large font, like the part
number, customer name, etc.
AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER TO INTELLICAD OR
|| Type ICAD to
transfer the completed layout to the optionally bundled IntelliCAD, or type ACAD to
transfer the layout to any version of AutoCAD. Then plot the drawing.
Read more details regarding TubeCAD Pro - Visit the TubeCAD Features page.
Download any of these TubeCAD Pro Adobe PDF
documents for more reading:
TubeCAD Pro Upgrade Brochure
TubeCAD Pro Tutorial
TubeCAD Pro True Bend Views
(Each of these documents
requires the Adobe PDF Viewer)