TopSolid Newsletter -- Issue #40, March 2009

Issue #40, March

Integrated CAD/CAM At Its Best 


  TopSolid'Wood 2009

  TopSolid'Progress and its fields of application

  What's New

  Customer of the month: Dabrigeon

  TopSolid Tip of the month: TopSolid'Cam

  Upcoming events

TopSolid'Wood 2009

You can discover TopSolid'Wood 2009 on the international Ligna trade fair in Hannover in May (TopSolid'Wood is also present at the all-important Drema trade fair in Poland which is currently taking place in Poznan in Poland)

Here are some of the important strong points of the new version:

  • More powerful machining interfaces: Management of tool numbers and depth of special tools, control of part reversal for machining and nesting exports
  • Increased manufacturing productivity: Multi-level numbering of a project, automatic differentiation of parts based on morphological analysis, multi-plan generation
  • More productive components assembly: Predefine positioning for faster component insertion, automatic dimensioning of components
  • More efficient data management: New filter system for draft and BOM generation (automatic multi-level indexes, additional information in the BOM, …)
  • New Google Sketchup interface: Importation of SKP files to access numerous 3D components avaiIable on the internet

2008 has been a particularly good year for TopSolid'Wood sales. Within Europe countries such as Sweden and Germany experienced rapid growth. Overall TopSolid'Wood worldwide sales increased by more than 40% compared to 2007 sales.

Discover TopSolid'Wood 2009 in Hall 17, E32.


TopSolid'Wood offers tailored solutions for interior design.

TopSolid'Progress and its fields of application

TopSolid'Progress is a fully integrated CAD module for progressive tool design. In addition to incorporating all those functions standard to TopSolid, TopSolid'Progress enables the successful blanking of a sheet metal part and the design of the strip in half the time needed by a standard CAD software. The software manages all cutting, folding and deforming stages of the sheet metal, creation of the die set, addition of standard components together with their machining processes, creation of punches & dies and the generation of specific draft views.

Here are just some of the reasons TopSolid'Progress may be the right solution for you:

  • The ability to communicate, read and analyse all parts thanks to the many interfaces provided and Creasheet
  • TopSolid'Progress provides many tools for repairing parts
    • Control tools
    • Cleaning tools
    • Simplification tools
    • Powerful surface modelor
  • Sheet metal part analysis
    • Creasheet
    • Unfolding
    • Unmolding
  • Powerful strip design process from 2D to 3D and also from 3D to 2D for both simple and complex parts
  • Reduce lead time delivery with a powerful collaborative system
  • Communication with the shop floor (thanks to the direct link with CAM and the dratfting capabilities of TopSolid'Progress)
  • Tool life cycle management thanks to the integration with TopSolid'Pdm and also TopSolid's associativity
  • Integration with BlankWizard and FormingWizard (in collaboration with AutoForm Engineering)

A complete CAD/CAM solution for progressive die and press tool designers with TopSolid'Progress 2009.



Easy strip layout with TopSolid'Progress.

What's New

TopSolid on the web

The internet is increasingly becoming a very important source of information for companies and their employees. You can discover all there is to know about TopSolid on, the TopSolid Forum and TopSolid is also now on Facebook.

The aim of the forum and TopSolid's presence on Facebook is to provide a mechanism for users to communicate with each other and allow free discussion between TopSolid users all over the world. These 2 communication tools, where English is the language of discussion, will enable TopSolid operators to discuss and ask questions to other operators across the globe.
If you want to register on the TopSolid forum (open only to TopSolid users), please contact Email Contact

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TopSolid'Wood at Portuguese open days

The TopSolid Portuguese VAR, Isicom, recently participated in the Open Days of the EPO wood school in Ourém, in Portugal. TopSolid'Wood is used in this school for all wood design studies and the participation of Isicom at the Open Days, attended by more than 600 people, shows the strong collabortion between the school and the TopSolid reseller.

Isicom, based in Leiria, has been a TopSolid reseller since 2005. With a very strong background in the moldmaking business the company has diversified its activities in the past years and now also works in the woodmaking sector. The company continues to expand in this new sector which is experiencing rapid growth in the Portuguese market.

TopSolid'Wood is used as the design software for all wood studies at the EPO wood school.

Customer of the month: Dabrigeon

Company Dabrigeon (also known as Chalvignac) manufactures stainless steel tanks for the wine-production and industrial sectors. With a multitude of product references and studies on demand to his name, Olivier Pierric is proud to display on his wall the creations he has developed using TopSolid: drawings that resemble works of art and which demonstrate the know-how of Dabrigeon. His secret? The discipline and reflection that working with TopSolid entails.

"TopSolid was the most natural of choices, since it stands out on account of its 3D modeling and drawing functions and its possible sequencing operations." explains Mr. Pierric.

Click here for the rest of the report.

David Arnoult presents Pierric Olivier with the first prize for the best technical drawing in the TopSolid Design Contest.

TopSolid Tip of the month: TopSolid'Cam

You are a TopSolid operator and you would like some tips on what your software is capable of doing. Each newsletter will include a highlight of the month accompanied by an avi of a TopSolid module.
This month let's take a look at a new tip for TopSolid'Cam.


Video commentary

Since the TopSolid'Cam 2009 version it is now possible to configure and save default values of operations much easier than before.

All you have to do is go to Tools | Options and allow the "Save" icon of the default value to pop up in TopSolid'Cam dialogue boxes. Then depending on your use of TopSolid'Cam you can save the default values you wish to see appear.

Click on thumbnail to start

Upcoming events

All Missler Software and reseller trade fairs will be published here each month and can also be found on
Booth - Exhibitor
Ouest Industries From 21/04/2009 to 24/04/2009 Rennes, France

Missler Software



emaqh From 03/04/2009 to 08/04/2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Implementa 3D

Intermold 2009 From 08/04/2009 to 11/04/2009 Osaka, Japan

Kodama Corporation

Turning Days From 23/04/2009 to 25/04/2009 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

G24 - Missler Software

Ligna From 18/05/2009 to 22/05/2009 Hanovre, Germany

Hall 17, E32 - Missler Software

INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING TRADE FAIR From 19/05/2009 to 22/05/2009 Nitra, Slovakia

M1/11 - CENTERSOFT s.r.o.

FEIMAFE 2009 From 18/05/2009 to 23/05/2009 São Paulo, Brazil

Missler Software Brasil

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