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Compare Bend-Tech Software: Which bending software is right for me?

Use the chart below to compare BendTech bending software and discover the BendTech software edition that is right for you

Features
Designer: Templates check mark check mark check mark check mark
Designer: Sketch 2D check mark check mark check mark check mark
Designer: Custom Part 2D check mark check mark check mark check mark
Material and Die Libraries check mark check mark check mark check mark
Basic Calculation Output check mark check mark check mark check mark
Post Bending Cutoff check mark check mark check mark check mark
Bend Limit (per part) 6 6 10 100
Designer: Customer Part 3D check mark check mark check mark
Rotational Calculations check mark check mark check mark
Bend Order Manipulation check mark check mark check mark
Bending Simulation check mark check mark check mark
Designer: Sketch 3D check mark check mark check mark
Designer: Harpoon check mark check mark check mark
Designer: Assembly Design check mark check mark
Dimensioning check mark check mark
Cutting Wrappers (fish-mouthing, coping and mitering) check mark check mark
Centerline Adjustment check mark check mark
Spring Back Calculator check mark check mark
Designer: XYZ check mark
Designer: Reverse Engineering check mark
STEP and IGES import/export check mark
Advanced Calculation Output check mark
Unit Conversion check mark
Manufacturability Checking check mark
Multiple Dies for Single Part check mark
Large Radius Bending (including crowning) check mark
Extended Tooling Library Definitions check mark
Output DXF file of cutting profile check mark
$69.00 $149.00 $295.00 $599.00

Which Bend-Tech is Right for me?

Must have BendTech SE if:

  • Your bender has a rotary index table.
  • Some of your parts have more than one radius.
  • You receive XYZ data from your customers or engineering department.
  • Need to convert between inches & millimeters.
  • You need decimal place accuracy for your bend angles or rotations.
  • Have any parts over 10 bends.
  • You are concerned about setup and production time.
  • Want to import or export .DXF files.

Should have BendTech SE if:

  • Your business depends on bending tube
  • You have a bender that is worth more than $5000.00
  • You bend tube almost everyday
  • Desire to have the software help with spring back compensation

Must have a minimum of BendTech PRO if:

  • Want to design in assembly
  • You desire fish-mouthing cutting profiles
  • Need to dimension your parts
  • Have any parts over 6 bends

Should have a minimum of BendTech PRO if:

  • You end up welding multiple pieces together
  • Don't have any other CAD design software tools

Must have a minimum of TendTech EZ-3D if:

  • Want to find the bend rotation
  • Want to design in 3D
  • Need to flip the part between bends.

Should have a minimum of BendTech EZ-3D if:

  • You don't line the bend mark with the exact location of where the bending starts.
  • Don't have any bending experience.

What is BendTech EZ good for?

  • You are going to bend less than 20 parts in a year.
  • Most of your bending is 90 degree with no rotation
  • EZ is typically sold as an OEM product for hobbyist style benders.
  • The majority of customers who purchase EZ will upgrade in a very short period of time.
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