The BricsCAD LISP API for Sheet Metal allows you to write very powerful scripts which can save you a lot of manual processing work and increase your productivity.
In this video we demonstrate a customizable lisp script to automatically unfold all sheet metal parts.
The .step file of the sheet metal part was first imported using the BricsCAD Communicator module. The model contained numerous sheet metal parts of a different thickness.
Other programs would require you to manually flatten every part, a tedious and time consuming process. The LISP script can do all this work automatically, in one batch. Open the “Load application files” dialog and load a script file. Select a folder for the processed part. Every part in the drawing is treated with sheet metal design recognition and unfolded into a flat part.
This LISP script is just an example. The LISP API for Sheet Metal is flexible to create your own scripts to automate your custom processes. BricsCAD just did an impressive amount of work in only one minute! By checking out the logs, you can also see three parts were processed with warnings. There seems to be a problem in Body 41. Let’s unfold it manually and see where the problem is. The unfolded body seems to have overlapping sections, so manual assistance is needed here.
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