Tube Bending Data Exchanger

Tube Bending Data Exchanger

Mac OS, English

Jerome Briot
Exchange tube bending data between Autodesk® Fusion 360™ and CNC bending machines (XYZ and LRA/YBC).

General Usage Instructions

The app will appear in the MAKE panel of the TOOLS tab of the DESIGN workspace.

To export XYZ and LRA/YBC data of an existing tube to a file:

  1. Run the Export Tube Bending Data tool
  2. Select the tube to export
  3. Select the length unit: millimeter, centimeter, meter, inch or foot
  4. Click the Export button

 

To create a tube from XYZ data in a file:

  1. Run the Import Tube Bending Data tool
  2. Select the file containing the data
  3. Select the type of operation: new body or new component
  4. Click the Import button

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:
1.Download the installer from Autodesk App Store.
2.Right-click on the "Downloads" folder and select "Open in Finder".
3.Right-click on the "TubeBendingDataExchanger_mac.pkg" -> "Open With" -> "Installer".

Uninstall:
You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.
Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.
- Navigate to the ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall
- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”
- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”
- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

The author of the add-in doesn't own a CNC bending machine. Always check the data using the machine software before production.

Known Issues

Due to the use of trigonometric functions, the LRA/YBC values can differ from the ones used by your CNC machine.

Contact

Company Name: Jerome Briot
Support Contact: jbtechlab@gmail.com

Author/Company Information

Jerome Briot

Support Information

Send an email to jbtechlab@gmail.com for feedback or questions.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.0

First release
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