Frequently asked questions
- Is LogiTRACE difficult to use?
No, you select one of the standard figures and enter
the data using an easy to understand data entry screen. The outer dimensions
of the figure can be entered and the sheet thickness will be taken into
account when the figure is unfolded. The shape of the part is calculated
and displayed immediately. You can create complex figures in seconds saving
- Is it possible to see the done development
at once in the program?
Yes, the figure is displayed immediately in one of
the various types of 3D display. You can even view and check intersections
on the inside of the figures. The 3D display allows you to check that
the figure is what you really require before you start to cut the sheets.
This reduces costs by reducing both material wastage and the time taken
to re-adjust parts.
- Is it possible to set the position of welds
wherever I want?
Yes, you can adjust the number of parts so that the
parts fit onto the available sheet format. You can also position the welds
to the ideal spot so that you avoid adjacent welds.
- Is the figure unfolded immediately?
Yes, the figure is unfolded flat in 2D immediately.
A dimensioned drawing is created immediately and is stored in the standard
DXF-Format. Sheet size, weight and area are all calculated immediately
and can be used to calculate the price of the figures. All pricing data
is available at this early stage to help you make sure the part is financially
.- Do I have to
buy all modules?
No, you can purchase just the figures that you need.
The large number of standard figures solves most of the standard cases.
Using the expert figures you can create your own complex figures. LogiTRACE
then unfolds and calculates the intersections of the parts. You can use
LogiTRACE without the need for further investment in a CAD package as
a stand alone system. LogiTRACE offers you superb value for money and
can save you hours of calculation and marking.
- Do I need an additional CAD program?
No, LogiTRACE is an independent program and works without
additional CAD programs. It is possible to use LogiTRACE independently
of any CAD software, but you also can contain your CAD software in LogiTRACE
and start it directly from LogiTRACE with only a double click.
- Is it possible to print out different production
Yes, LogiTRACE produces all production documentation
that you require. You can print the dimensioned drawing of the unfolded
part, even including the folding angles of the part. Lists of XY co-ordinates,
folding angles, weight and surface etc. can also be printed.
- Marking out the part, does LogiTRACE help
Yes, the drawing can be printed on several A4/A3 pages
in scale 1:1. The corners of the part can be marked using the reduced
scale dimensioned drawing on one page. The more complicated curves can
then be marked using the printout scaled 1:1. A large part as shown here
can be marked out using only 3 A4-pages. This saves time by allowing you
to work just as quickly as with an A0 / A1 page.
- Are the DXF files of LogiTRACE compatible
to my machine?
Yes , the DXF files are compatible with the various CAD programs and the
CAM programs used by most large manufacturers of CNC cutting and punching
machines. The parts can be manufactured without further construction work
- Is it possible to do folds, seams and extension
settings with LogiTRACE?
Yes, all fold parameters can be set according to the
various DIN/ISO standards and set to the requirements of your machines.
The type of corner notch can be set. Extensions on the input and output
of the part can be set.
- Is it possible to mark the folds in LogiTRACE?
Yes, there are various ways of marking the folds. For
all machines equipped with a marker such as powder or ink-jet marking,
or for all laser cutting machines short marking lines or circles can be
generated automatically. Small notches on the cutting contour can also
be generated to mark the fold without any extra effort.
- Are segment bends processed as they should?
Yes, for important figures, all necessary technical
features are available. For example, segment bends can be unfolded as
a group of parts with optimal sheet utilisation. The cuts can be interrupted
to keep the parts together.
- Is it possible to order processing information
Yes, when the figures are unfolded you can enter all
the necessary order information such as material, thickness, customer,
order number, number of parts, delivery date etc. These values are then
stored as text in the DXF files. This reduces the chance of errors and
makes sure data is entered all at once when the drawings/order are being
- Is it possible to connect any paralell or
Yes, Combi-Contour is used to combine any two contours
together. The two contours can be selected from standard shapes or read
in from a DXF file. This means that they can be in any standard form whatsoever.
The two contours are then positioned and can even be inclined and rotated
in space. LogiTRACE calculates a 3D model of the figure and also unfolds
the figure. The circles shown in the drawing below mark the position of
the weld. The expert module Combi-Contour opens up a huge range of possibilities.
You will probably never be stuck for a figure again.
- Can I to use LogiTRACE and 3D-CAD programs
like Inventor, Solid ... in together?
Yes, here are the reasons:
LogiTRACE is easy to use and the user needs almost no training whatsoever.
LogiTRACE can output a 3D DXF file which can be read into any 3D CAD program.
LogiTRACE is specifically developed for production needs and solves a
large range of production linked problems like seams, common-cut, marking
folds with notches. Seams and this type of problem are very difficult
to solve using 3D CAD.
LogiTRACE can be used completely independent of the CAD system. Changing
your CAD even just updating will not cause any problems with LogiTRACE.
LogiTRACE costs less than a single days training for most 3D-CAD programs.
LogiTRACE comes with an extensive library of standard commonly used parts
that solve 90% of your daily requirement. These standard modules are extremely
quick to use.
LogiTRACE eases the load on overworked CAD-departments. By allowing the
production to make their own unfoldings according to the production requirements
and working methods. This keeps valuable 3D-design capacity free for design
work and avoids too much production support.
Do you have further questions about LogiTRACE,
don't hesitate and contact us!