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Roll Cage Software

Is there a software package to help design and construct roll cages.

I have a couple of projects I am working on.

Would like to have something that can help with the design,
create a BOM, and also create mechanical drawings with lengths,
bend angles, cuts, etc.


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Built my cage using the Pro software, works great and easy to use.
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I don't really think you need software for this, but Grape is a free program you can use to analyze cages/spaceframes, I don't think it has the capability to create BOMs and drawings but then again most rollcage shops wouldn't know how to read them anyway
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That is funny. It is WAY boring learning all the minute standards for BOM, drawings, etc.

Solidworks does good drawings and BOMs but the only way to make a cage would be with lots of circle tubes shelled out and extruded from countless reference planes. Not fun with all the construction dimensions.
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