Tool Simulation With 3D Models

Designed to reduce the time and work required to generate tool data and graphics, TDM Systems’ Tool Graphic Builder for CATIA V5 generates 3D graphics in original CATIA V5 format for symmetrically rotating tools. Via an online connection, information about tool assemblies is put into CATIA to the company’s tool database. After the components are placed in a 2D tool assembly using the company’s parts list, the software uses the 2D data to generate a tool contour, from which the 3D volume model emerges on the screen.


In the process, the cutting and non-cutting parts of tool assemblies are recognized and can be displayed in different ways. All tool data is available, along with geometries and additional information. This provides processing simulation, views of points of interference and views of material removal.