In our company we use punching and bending machines to produce sheet metal products. Our CAD software is inventor 11 and we are very satisfied. However, our CAM software for the punching and bending machines is TRUMPH`S software called TOPS 300 and TOPS 600 respectively. At the time our CAD/CAM process in the R&D department is the following. We design our assemblies in Inventor 11 and we export the drawings as dxf files. Afterwards, we use the TOPS CAM software. Therefore, when changes must occur in the inventor files we must delete the old dxf file and export a new drawing. This is a major problem because version mistakes may happen.
Does anyone know a CAM software for bending and punching machines that can be linked with inventor 11 to make the whole process more automated??
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