An interesting article about pressure losses in Hydraulic Manifolds.
design hydraulic manifolds
With Step Converter it is possible to convert a solid manifold block model into an intelligent mbxml file to be used with VEST MDTools.
After convert process, the block can be rebuilt, modified, checked, assembled like if designed with MDTools.
Please find below a short introduction video, feel free to contact me for more informations.
Today I designed this nice manifold with MDTools for Solidworks.
The ability to start from the hydraulic circuit with HyDraw means design accuracy and time savings.
You don’t need to always look back at the circuit to check if you are doing something wrong because you start from automatically generated cavity list and connectivity net list
HyDraw is the only solution to capture circuit informations which can be exported to MDTools for Solidworks. A perfect circuit design tool, smart enough to talk to your CAD system.
MDTools will check for you wall thickness and block connectivity, helping the designer in doing his job better and quickly.
MDTools is the perfect add-in to help hydraulic manifold designers with Solidworks.
Hi, I am a HyDraw CAD and MDTools 750 user, I have felt the need to handle all information regarding a manifold block design within a single .dwg file. I want to have one .dwg file with:
- HyDraw CAD circuit
- Assembly layout drawing
- Manifold block machining drawing
A single DWG file has some advantages:
- Stores and manages a low number of files
- Can be easily accessible from either HyDraw CAD, Autocad and Inventor
- Allows any free dwg viewer and compatible .dwg software to open it
- Helps to easily import into any major 3D CAD platform
Here’s a video showing the process. Feel free to comment or contact me.
MDTools 945 gives more Power-to-Design. Energy efficient connections are now possible by auto optimization of drill depth and diameter. Achieve smooth bends and minimize pressure drop to cut energy losses within the manifold block.
Enhanced HyDraw to MDTools Integration to pull in flow and port type information automatically. Enhanced MDTools user interface with improved icons and an integrated browser.
New interactive functionality includes Stretch Block, Stretch and Incline Drill, and Move Cavity or Footprint by dragging. Consolidated Wall Thickness Check, and Connection Offset Check. >> more…
A short video showing MDTools 750 energy efficiency features and automatic assembly
machining drawing are always black and white, during a recent visit to Parker Italy I had the chance to look at a huge hydraulic manifold drawing……with colors
this is possible with MDTools and Solidworks, without manually “painting” all the cavities
Sometimes you need to design non rectangular blocks:
you can do it with MDTools, simply, with same commands you use for standard manifolds.
Here you go with a demo video.
A complete video describing MDTools Essential part model commands. Compatible with Solidworks 2013, speed and precision with MDTools Essential.