Tube Bending Data Exchanger
Tube Bending Data Exchanger is an add-in that allows Autodesk® Fusion 360™ to export and import tube geometries used with CNC bending machines (XYZ and LRA/YBC).
Create the tube geometry with Fusion 360 and export bending data in XYZ and LRA/YBC format, and the developed length of the tube. Or import XYZ data to automatically create the tube geometry in Fusion 360.
The tube must start and end with a straight segment of tubing, and must be a constant diameter. Straight segments must alternate with bent segments. Consecutive straight segments or consecutive bent segments are not supported. 180 degree bends are not supported. See screen capture below.
The add-in uses text files that you can easily modify by hand and from which you can easily copy/paste data.
The add-in manages unit conversion: millimeter, centimeter, meter, inch and foot. You can design the tube in millimeters and export the data in inches for example. Or import data in centimeters from data specified in inches.
The add-in supports hollow tubes by setting outer diameter value and wall thickness value.
Sample files are provided in the installation folder of the add-in.
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