Software Application for the Management of Profiles, Backers and Bolsters
Rafael I. Rodriguez, Alusoft S.L.
Track: DIE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Technology in Practice
ABSTRACT --- The two main functions of the software application for managing
geometries automatically (profiles, backers and bolsters) are the search for similar
geometries and the search for geometries that can match a pre-selected one. The
process includes selecting CAD files with geometries, by means of mathematical
algorithms, then converting these geometries into a series of values that are saved as
new registers in a database. To search for geometries with profiles that are similar or
equal to reference geometry, the program searches the database for entries within a
range of values; these are the geometries that are more similar to the reference
geometry. With graphic tools, the user can compare the geometries that reflect the
reference geometry best. To search for backers and bolsters, the user selects a
reference profile. The program will search the database for the backers and bolsters
that can be used. The user can also select information related to press information,
matrix diameter, and number of exits.
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