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There are four CADWIND packages: ESSENTIAL, STANDARD, EXPERT and HIGH-END. Any of these packages can be extended with the DESIGN PACK option. The following table compares the different packages.

Axisymmetric part geometries essential standard expert high-end
cylinder, tube with circular cross-section checked checked checked checked
vessel, bottle, cone   checked checked checked
any axisymmetric geometry     checked checked
Non-axisymmetric part geometries essential standard expert high-end
tube with rectangular, elliptical or any other cross-section     checked checked
elbow with circular, rectangular, elliptical or any other cross-section       checked
T-part       checked
any non-axisymmetric geometry       checked
Mandrel model generator essential standard expert high-end
cylinder, tube with circular cross-section checked checked checked checked
vessel, bottle, cone   checked checked checked
tube with rectangular or elliptical cross-section     checked checked
elbow with circular, rectangular or elliptical cross-section       checked
T-part       checked
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Mandrel model import and export essential standard expert high-end
import via DXF checked checked checked checked
export via CADWIND contour or surface data file checked checked checked checked
Laminate calculation essential standard expert high-end
physical modeling and friction modeling checked checked checked checked
geodesic and non-geodesic winding checked checked checked checked
variable winding angle checked checked checked checked
variable friction definition checked checked checked checked
color scale indication of the winding angle, laminate thickness, geodesic behavior and fiber bridging checked checked checked checked
analytical circumferential winding checked checked checked checked
analytical helical winding checked checked checked checked
analytical polar winding   checked checked checked
thickness build-up calculation   checked checked checked
layer linking   checked checked checked
T-part       checked

 

Calculation of the machine motion essential standard expert high-end
consideration of the machine's maximum velocities and accelerations checked checked checked checked
minimal production time checked checked checked checked
constant mandrel speed checked checked checked checked
constant pay-out speed checked checked checked checked
calculation of the winding time and fiber consumption checked checked checked checked
display of the displacement-time, speed-time and acceleration-time diagrams checked checked checked checked
fiber path editing     checked checked
T-part       checked

 

Calculation of the part program for the winding machine essential standard expert high-end
2 to 6 axes winding machines checked checked checked checked
robots checked checked checked checked
specialized or custom build winding machines checked checked checked checked
output for any machine control system checked checked checked checked
output in a user defined format checked checked checked checked
output in CADWIND's controller independent format checked checked checked checked
special part program commands for automation checked checked checked checked
control data editing and translation to any part program format     checked checked

 

Machine simulation essential standard expert high-end
real-time visualization of the moving machine checked checked checked checked
visualization of the machine dynamics checked checked checked checked
visualization of the machine ranges checked checked checked checked
collision control checked checked checked checked
numerical display of the machine positions and the time checked checked checked checked

 

Laminate design and analysis essential standard expert high-end
export laminate data to any FEA program
(not for Ts)
DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK
COMPOSITE STAR software included DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK DESIGN PACK
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