Among the major updates is improved bend solution identification in CADMAN-B bend CAM software, including tool pre-selection based on active catalogues. Furthermore, CADMAN-B is now available for use with LVD’s Synchro-Form press brakes. Synchro-Form is the next generation of adaptive bending system designed specifically for the forming of extra-large profiles.

LVD’s Touch-B control software, which can be used in combination with CADMAN-B, is also improved. Here, the time between bending parts is now said to be optimised, resulting in a significantly higher press brake speed.

CADMAN-L and CADMAN-P CAD/CAM software modules have been upgraded with advanced nesting capabilities for laser cutting and punching. New functions such as ‘minimal heat impact’ when finishing parts one by one, as well as material thickness defined parameters, ensure more smooth and automatic preparation for laser cutting.

For punching, smart functionality such as ‘avoid hits with form tools’ and ‘punch with form tools last’ ensure reliable process preparation. In the common module, components can be detected automatically or manually in a multiple part drawing.

Additional enhancements see CADMAN-JOB connect to the latest Touch-P control for LVD punch presses, as well as integrate to other non-LVD fabrication cutting equipment, while the company’s Touch-i4 tablet, which works as a companion to CADMAN-JOB and helps sort parts after cutting, has the added functionality of assigning parts to a certain location.

Lastly, CADMAN-SDI (Smart Drawing Importer), makes generating accurate cost estimates from imported CAD files easier and more accurate with a greater number of built-in cost drivers that help fabricators identify indirect manufacturing costs.