LITIO 2.0 for AutoCAD and GStarCAD

(For LITIO 1.3 for BricsCAD and ZWCad click here).

LITIO 2.0 is a sheet metal add-on for AutoCAD and GStarCAD, that calculates and draws the flat sheet development of ducts, rectangle-to-round transitions, cylinders, cones, pipe intersections, connections, bifurcations, elbows, etc. It is very easy to use and very versatile. It is ideal for the sheet metal-processing industry: for HVAC, hoppers, cyclones, dust extraction, ducts, conveying systems, silos, piping, etc.

LITIO2 is a third-party application that is compatible with AutoCAD and GStarCAD. LITIO2 addon works within AutoCAD R 200X (and Mechanical Desktop 200X), from release 2000 onwards, and GStarCAD.

LITIO version 2.0 has much more patterns, more configuration options, and some very advanced features, which make LITIO2 unique in its category, and which make it competitive to high-priced sheet metal programs.

To calculate unfolded development lengths LITIO 2.0 follows the criteria set forth in the following standards:

  • DIN 6935: Cold Bending of Flat Rolled Steel Products
  • DIN 6935 Beiblatt 1: Cold Bending of Flat Rolled Steel Products; Factors for Compensating Value v for Calculating the Flat Length
  • DIN 6935 Beiblatt 2: Cold bending of flat steel products; calculated compensating values

LITIO2 is ideal for the following industry sectors:
  • HVAC,
  • heating facilities and cooling ducts,
  • chemical and pharmaceutical industries,
  • iron and steel production,
  • ventilating, filtering installations, and dust recovery systems,
  • cement plants,
  • machine and plant design,
  • vent pipes,
  • power plants,
  • utility industry,
  • ship building industry,
  • transportation systems for flour mills and transport of granulates,
  • food process engineering,
  • water filtering systems,
  • water supply,
  • de-watering,
  • pulp and paper industry,
etc.
Some of LITIO 2.0 new features are:
  • Thickness: 3D objects are now drawn showing thickness. (You are able to see what kind of bevel preparation you will need to weld 3D objects together).
  • New patterns: oblique transitions; trifurcations; helixes; "S" pipes; conical bends; bends with various cross sections; more branch patterns; intersecting patterns*; free transitions*; etc.
  • 3D TRIM: You can trim (intersect) two 3D objects to get, for example, a conical branch on an square to round transition (or any other combination).*
  • 3D plane TRIM: Easier way to cut 3D objects with a plane.* You also get the intersection polyline, for example, to make a cover of a tank, which was cut on a x° plane.
  • New 3D developable ruled surfaces generator engine: You can create your own customized transitions, just by clicking on any two entities located in AutoCAD's 3D space, and which define both ends of the transition.*
  • New 3D to 2D unfolder engine: You can even unfold your own 3D meshes [N=2], just by clicking on them.
  • 2D profiles: You can get the development of the most common sheet metal profiles [L, U, Z, S, J, Omega], and also of any other 2D profile you wish*, just clicking on a 2D Polyline that defines a profile.
  • Enhanced error and dialogue messages: No more messages like: Not valid length X1.; Now these messages give you much more information to find out, what is going wrong.
  • Language capability: Dialogues, and error and dialogue messages in different languages (still adding languages).
  • Clearer dialogue images: Dialogue images are bigger. Dimensions that can be either positive or negative, have a + symbol drawn in dialogue image to show positive direction (E.g., dt X).
  • Independent IN/MID/OUT: You can select in/mid/out dimensions on both ends of transformations independently.
  • IN/MID/OUT contact: You can select in/mid/out contact on bend or bifurcation pieces.
  • Grooves: Allowance for grooved seams (for thin metal sheet) is made automatically.
* Some restrictions apply [see user manual].


Remarks

The information herein may be modified without previous warning.

We reserve the right to review and to improve the Program and this publication. This publication might not describe the state of the Program at the moment of its publication, and may not reflect the state of the Program in the future.

AutoCAD, AutoDESK, GstarCAD, Windows and other registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

(For LITIO 1.3 for BricsCAD and ZWCad click here).

LITIO 2.0 is a sheet metal add-on for AutoCAD and GStarCAD, that calculates and draws the flat sheet development of ducts, rectangle-to-round transitions, cylinders, cones, pipe intersections, connections, bifurcations, elbows, etc. It is very easy to use and very versatile. It is ideal for the sheet metal-processing industry: for HVAC, hoppers, cyclones, dust extraction, ducts, conveying systems, silos, piping, etc.

LITIO2 is a third-party application that is compatible with AutoCAD and GStarCAD. LITIO2 addon works within AutoCAD R 200X (and Mechanical Desktop 200X), from release 2000 onwards, and GStarCAD.

LITIO version 2.0 has much more patterns, more configuration options, and some very advanced features, which make LITIO2 unique in its category, and which make it competitive to high-priced sheet metal programs.

Some of LITIO 2.0 new features are:
  • Thickness: 3D objects are now drawn showing thickness. (You are able to see what kind of bevel preparation you will need to weld 3D objects together).
  • New patterns: oblique transitions; trifurcations; helixes; "S" pipes; conical bends; bends with various cross sections; more branch patterns; intersecting patterns*; free transitions*; etc.
  • 3D TRIM: You can trim (intersect) two 3D objects to get, for example, a conical branch on an square to round transition (or any other combination).*
  • 3D plane TRIM: Easier way to cut 3D objects with a plane.* You also get the intersection polyline, for example, to make a cover of a tank, which was cut on a x° plane.
  • New 3D developable ruled surfaces generator engine: You can create your own customized transitions, just by clicking on any two entities located in AutoCAD's 3D space, and which define both ends of the transition.*
  • New 3D to 2D unfolder engine: You can even unfold your own 3D meshes [N=2], just by clicking on them.
  • 2D profiles: You can get the development of the most common sheet metal profiles [L, U, Z, S, J, Omega], and also of any other 2D profile you wish*, just clicking on a 2D Polyline that defines a profile.
  • Enhanced error and dialogue messages: No more messages like: Not valid length X1.; Now these messages give you much more information to find out, what is going wrong.
  • Language capability: Dialogues, and error and dialogue messages in different languages (still adding languages).
  • Clearer dialogue images: Dialogue images are bigger. Dimensions that can be either positive or negative, have a + symbol drawn in dialogue image to show positive direction (E.g., dt X).
  • Independent IN/MID/OUT: You can select in/mid/out dimensions on both ends of transformations independently.
  • IN/MID/OUT contact: You can select in/mid/out contact on bend or bifurcation pieces.
  • Grooves: Allowance for grooved seams (for thin metal sheet) is made automatically.
* Some restrictions apply [see user manual].


To calculate unfolded development lengths LITIO 2.0 follows the criteria set forth in the following standards:

  • DIN 6935: Cold Bending of Flat Rolled Steel Products
  • DIN 6935 Beiblatt 1: Cold Bending of Flat Rolled Steel Products; Factors for Compensating Value v for Calculating the Flat Length
  • DIN 6935 Beiblatt 2: Cold bending of flat steel products; calculated compensating values

LITIO2 is ideal for the following industry sectors:
  • HVAC,
  • heating facilities and cooling ducts,
  • chemical and pharmaceutical industries,
  • iron and steel production,
  • ventilating, filtering installations, and dust recovery systems,
  • cement plants,
  • machine and plant design,
  • vent pipes,
  • power plants,
  • utility industry,
  • ship building industry,
  • transportation systems for flour mills and transport of granulates,
  • food process engineering,
  • water filtering systems,
  • water supply,
  • de-watering,
  • pulp and paper industry,
etc.

Remarks

The information herein may be modified without previous warning.

We reserve the right to review and to improve the Program and this publication. This publication might not describe the state of the Program at the moment of its publication, and may not reflect the state of the Program in the future.

AutoCAD, AutoDESK, GstarCAD, Windows and other registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.