Compare packages

There are four CADWIND packages: ESSENTIAL, STANDARD, EXPERT and HIGH-END. Any of these packages can be extended by the DESIGN PACK option. The main difference between the packages is which part geometries can be calculated. The following table compares the different packages.

Part geometry: axisymmetric parts ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Cylinder or tube with circular cross-section
Pressure vessel, bottle, cone
Any axisymmetric part
Part geometry: non-axisymmetric parts ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Tube with rectangular, elliptical or any other cross-section
Elbow with circular, rectangular, elliptical or any other cross-section
T-part (e.g. a pipe branch) with a circular cross-section
Any non-axisymmetric geometry
Mandrel model generator ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Cylinder or tube with a circular cross-section
Pressure vessel, bottle, cone
Tube with rectangular or elliptical cross-section
Elbow with circular, rectangular or elliptical cross-section
T-part (e.g. a pipe branch) with a circular cross-section
Mandrel model import and export ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Import axisymmetric mandrel models via DXF
Import non-axisymmetric mandrel models via DXF
Export via CADWIND contour data file
Export via CADWIND surface data file
Winding simulation and pattern calculation ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
iWind
Physical modelling
Friction modelling
List all possible winding patterns
Calculation of the laminate thickness, laminate weight, the winding path length and fibre consumption
Modelling of thickness build-up on mandrel / mandrel shape update
Variable winding angle
Variable friction definition
Layer linking (“transition” or “combination” winding)
Analytical circumferential (hoop) winding
Analytical helical winding
Analytical polar winding
Fast parallel processing
Live View
Color scale indication of the winding angle, winding angle deviation, laminate thickness
Calculation of the part program for the winding machine ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Any type of filament winding machine with 2 to 6 axes
Any type of filament winding robot
Output for any machine control system (G-code or other formats)
Output in user defined format
Output in CADWIND’s controller independent format
Special part program commands for automation
Fibre path editing (the ability to create part programs from imported or modified fibre paths)
Control data editing
Translation from CADWIND’s control data format to any part program format
Machine simulation ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Real-time 3D rendered visualization of the moving machine
Graphical visualization of the machine dynamics
Visualization of the machine ranges
Visual collision control
Numerical display of the machine positions
Calculation of the machine dynamics ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Consideration of the machine’s maximum velocities and accelerations
Optimization for minimum production time
Calculation of programs with constant mandrel speed
Calculation of programs with constant pay-out speed
Calculation of the winding time
Display of displacement-time, speed-time and acceleration-time graphs
The ability to create part programs from imported or modified fibre paths
Laminate Design and Analysis ESSENTIAL STANDARD EXPERT HIGH-END
Export laminate data to any FEA program (not for T-parts) DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK
Full license of COMPOSITE STAR Laminate Analysis Software included DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK