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[Sticky] Bend Tech Calibration and Survival Guide!


 
(@joe)
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All,

 

We wrote this guide to help get users up and running in Bend Tech as quickly as possible. There are some critical settings and calibrations in bend tech, and this guide is intended to show you EXACTLY where those are with useful screenshots. 

 

Attached in JPG and PDF format. Feel free to download these and use them as a reference.

 

If you have suggestions, comments, or just want to say thanks, post a reply!

 

 


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(@tylerball)
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I think you need to do a couple videos on using it. Ive watched a few


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(@joe)
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Posted by: @tylerball

I think you need to do a couple videos on using it. Ive watched a few

Its on our video list. We will definitely make a video on it at some point. 


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(@tylerball)
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Thanks Joe,

I try to youtube certify myself 


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(@flobee1998)
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A couple words of advice on the need for Step 2a...

 

I'm on Bend Tech Pro v7.10.23, and I notice they have the dies listed backwards for some of the OEM Die List when it comes to offset and others are just different from Joe's listings on the Rogue Fab site.

 

For example, it shows a 4.5 CLR on Rogue Fab (After Nov 2014) as an offset of -5.   A 6.0 CLR on Rogue Fab (After Nov 2014) shows an offset of -6.625.  It goes on to show Rogue Fab (Prior Nov 2014) to show a CLR of 4.5 with an offset of -5.1875 and a CLR of 6.0 with an offset of -5.875, respectively.

 

This will put emphasis on your need to test and calibrate.  We're currently performing the testing with R8 Docol and setting mandrel positions and running test bends, so I will have data on that material in a couple dimensions soon when I'm 100% satisfied with the results to post.

 

However, once you've tested a calibrated on your own material type and source with your own machine and dies, you're ready to rock without worrying about accuracy or what others have come up with.  This is nice if you're a jaded old salt dog like myself who never really likes bouncing back and forth between various source lists and questioning the accuracy of what others provide.  It's a very nice feature and very easy to work with.


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(@joe)
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@flobee1998

We've tried several times to get bend tech to fix this. We finally put some serious pressure on them this week and it's in a patch and tested! It will be pushed out to users soon by Bend Tech. 

But you are right, calibrating makes the default offsets moot.

Thank you BTW


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(@tlbjornson)
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So I have set this in single parts in the options. But if I am using a Roll Cage template from bendtech how do I get it to apply to all the parts in the assembly? I have a built file that I want to export out and start bending but every time I try and open the assembly as a whole it has switched back to Apex


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(@panaceabeachbum)
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I don't see the 1.75 x 6.00 die in bendtech list. 

Screenshot (42)

 

 


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(@joe)
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@panaceabeachbum You aren't missing it. It isn't there. You are missing a patch from Bend Tech. Restart the software and say YES when it asks. If you don't get the prompt or the patch doesn't add the die, contact Bend Tech (if this is the case you will not be alone!). 


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