Services

Optimate App
Specifications

Files and formats

File properties

Processable file properties
Processable formats .STP, .STEP, .SLDPRT, .SLDASM
Maximum file size 5 MB
Upload volume Simultaneous upload of 50 parts
Assemblies Assemblies are recognized and the number of individual parts is shown. Further processing will be possible in the future.

History

The App contains a history with all analyzed files
Usage options Filtering options and keyword search
Storage space Analyzed files are stored in the history for 3 months

Transformation

Non-bent parts can be transformed into a bent part by automatic edge separation
+ subsequent download
Sharp edges Conversion of one-sided sharp-edged part and sharp-edged part (bending inner radius = sheet thickness)
Crossing bending lines The shortest bend is split to enable the part to be developed

Interfaces

The Optimate App’s available interfaces
API Programmable interface for integration into client systems
Feasibility Analysis
    Configurable values

Design warnings

Feature to detect and display common design flaws in sheet metal parts.  
Warnings    
Cutouts near the bending zone If the inner bending radius is smaller than the corresponding sheet thickness Tool pairing
Inner bending radius too small If the inner bending radius is smaller than the corresponding sheet thickness Yes
Minimum hole diameter not reached 0.8 x sheet thickness Yes
Maximum bending length exceeded 10,000 mm (standard value) Yes
Unwinding dimensions too large Large format: 1,500 mm x 3,000 mm (standard value) Yes
Maximum bending force exceeded 2300 kN (standard value) Yes
Overlapping surfaces during unfolding Part cannot be finished -
Correctable warnings    
Minimum leg length not reached Calculated by: Sheet thickness, bend angle, material, tool pairing.
Affected leg is stretched to minimum leg length + subsequent download
Yes
Part Optimization
    Configurable values

Potential recognition

Feature for identification of optimization potential of sheet
metal parts with rough estimation of cost savings
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Distinctions Highly optimizable, optimizable, not optimizable, cannot be analyzed -

Automated Optimization

Feature for the automated redesign of sheet metal components with
alternative solutions for more cost-saving production
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Redesign After checking the optimization potential, the sheet metal part is redesigned
to more cost-efficient solution variants + subsequent download option
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Cost comparison (before/after) The cost saving is calculated by: Material, bends, laser time, number of welds,
length of welds, offcuts
 
Service
    Configurable values

Parts Consulting

In the individual online consultation, the parts uploaded by the client are analyzed (individual
sheet metal parts and/or more complex assemblies). Possible solutions are outlined and
optimization proposals are developed together with the customer. A recording of this consultation
is made available afterwards. No optimized CAD files are created. This service can be booked via
the Optimate App. The Optimate parts consultation is carried out by a subcontractor.
Extra charges will apply.
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