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SPI SheetMetal for Autodesk® Inventor®


SPI SheetMetal for Autodesk® Inventor® complements the basic sheet metal functions of Autodesk® Inventor® software and offers a range of helpful capabilities for sheet metal design and unfolding, especially in the areas of process chain and direct transfer of data to manufacturing. The results are significant cost savings and shorter design cycle.

The software provides a variety of tools for efficient sheet metal design, especially for the design of sharp-cornered models, without applying reliefs. Designing sharp-cornered, complex non-perpendicular coverings can be done quickly and efficiently.

Easy-to-use dialog-boxes enable designers to set parameters such as material data, suitable thickness values, and bending machine information from the SPI material management system. The flat pattern is transferable to laser or punch CAM programs and press brake control systems (for example, Delem, Cybelec).

Optional access to TruTops programming systems as well as the import of several tools from the TruTops libraries is available.


  • Tolerant handling of imported parts
  • Comfortable corner design suitable for manufacturing
  • Tolerant and flexible unfolding of slightly curved free-formed surfaces

Target Industries:  Industrial Machinery, Sheet Metal Work, Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Products

Compatibility: Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® 2013

Integration:   In-window integration with Inventor. In addition, SPI SheetMetal for Autodesk Inventor is able to open Autodesk Inventor native data files with full associativity.

Languages:  English, German, Taiwanese, Mandarin, others on demand

Countries:  EMEA, Americas, Asia Pacific

Additional information:

Company Information:
SPI is a leading developer of 3D solutions for the sheet metal industry. A long experience in business, a multitude of installed systems and the development of new products justify the good reputation, which SPI enjoys for more than 30 years as a qualified CAD provider.

Contact Information:  
22926 Ahrensburg
Phone: +49 (4102) 706-0
Contact: Christian Burdorf