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Latest Videos

Video 20230112: How to Export to Microsoft Excel from VTube

This video shows the different ways to export from VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER to Microsoft Excel.

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Video 20211126: How To Enter MIL-D-9898C bender data into VTube

This video shows how to calculate XYZ data from MIL-D-9898C bender data.

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Video 20210702: How To Enter Tangent Points to Define the Centerline in VTube

Michael Cone explains how the new Tangent Point Entry Grid feature allows operators to enter tangent-point-based centerline data in VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER.(Version 3 build 555, July 2, 2021)

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Video 20210505: How To Determine Positive and Negative Rotation Directions

Michael Cone explains how to determine if the rotation direction on your CNC bender matches the rotation direction in VTube.

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Video 20210503: Automatic Reverse Calc

Michael Cone explains the new Automatic Reverse Calc in VTube version 3 build 513.

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Video 202100413: VTube v3 NPS Values Tutorial

Michael Cone shows how to use the new NPS values in VTube.

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Video 20210330: VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP to Transfluid Bender Communications

This video shows how easy it is to communicate with Transfluid tProject bender software.

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Video 20210313: How to Enter Bender Data of the Different Types in the Same Project

This video shows how to enter bender data of mixed data types and then reverse calc to centerline XYZ data.

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Video 20210310: How to Import New Report Templates

This video shows how to import new report templates into VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER.

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Video 20210213: Unbending a Tube in VTube-STEP

This video shows how to unbend a tube in VTube-STEP.

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Video 20200515: How Import 180-degree Bend Models

This video shows how to import models with 180-degree bends.

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Video 20200514: How to Change Languages in VTube

This video shows how to change languages in the VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP user interface.

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Video 20200226: How to Import ROMER G-Tube GTT Files

This video shows VTube-STEP importing ROMER G-Tube GTT files.

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Video 20200219: How to Import an Eaton Leonard PRT Files

This video shows VTube-STEP importing an Eaton Leonard PRT file.

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Video 109: How to Enter Bender Data to Calculate XYZ Centerline Coordinates

This video shows how use VTube-STEP to reverse calc from Bender data to XYZ Centerline Coordinates.

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Video 108: How to Import Excel XLS Files

This video shows how use VTube-STEP to import native Excel files.

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Video 106: Find the distance from a drilled hole to the end of a straight

This video shows how use VTube-STEP to find the distance of a drilled hole to the end of the straight it is drilled in.

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Video 101: How to Import a Tube with End Forms

This video shows how use End Trim collection to import a tube with correct end lengths.

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Video 98: About the Small Diameter Warning

This video shows how Small Diameter Warning works along with its setup.

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Video 97: How to Import a Tube Model with a Bend Angle Equal to or Greater than 180 degrees into VTube-STEP

This video shows how to import a model with a bend angle that is equal to or greater than 180-degrees.

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Video 96: VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER New Radius Features

See the new radius features in this video. In Part Setup:

  • Renamed "Radius 1" (renamed from Default Radius)
  • New "Radius 2" field
  • New "Radius 3" field

In Parametric Tube grid windows:

  • See how to quickly set the radii for all bends using the synchronize radius feature.

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Version 2.9.17

Video 42: VTube-STEP Quick Video Series - Enter MIL-D-9898C Military Spec Chart Data

This short video shows how to enter MIL-D-9898C data.

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  • View Vimeo
  • View YouTube
  • View MP4

Video 41: VTube-STEP Quick Video Series - Autobuild Parametrics - One Button Press Conversion

This video shows the one-button conversion of tube models into parametric data that can be used to setup tube benders.

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Version 2.9.15

Video 40: VTube-STEP Quick Video Series - How VTube Sends Solid Model Data to CNC Benders in Seconds

This video shows how VTube-STEP lets you send solid modeling data to CNC benders quickly.

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Version 2.9.12

Video 88: VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP Unlimited NOTE LIST Feature

This video shows the new unlimited NOTE LIST feature that allows you to add any number of notes to a VTube project.

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Version 2.9.7


April 2, 2018

This video demonstrates how to export a report to an external network location.

This allows anyone with access to the network path to view VTube-STEP reports in a web browser.

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Video 38: FIX - Delete Collected Feature Items

April 2, 2018

This video shows how to delete collected feature items from the collected features list.

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Video 37: Select and Highlight Collected Features in the Model or in the List

April 2, 2018

This video shows how to select collected features using either the list or the model itself.

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Version 2.9

Video 36: Import Multiple Supravision Projects At One Time

November 1, 2017

This video shows how to import multiple Supravision files into VTube-STEP.

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Video 35: Assembly Tubes in VTube-STEP

November 1, 2017

This video shows the new VTube-STEP Assembly import feature.

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Version 2.8

Video 34: Path Manager SEARCH and MOVE

July 19, 2017

This video shows VTube SEARCH and MOVE in the Path Manager.

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Video 33: Simulating Unbending in Dedicated Power Benders

April 19, 2017

This video shows VTube unbending a tube around any straight.

Use this feature to unbend tubes to simulate dedicated power benders.

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Version 2.7

Video 32: Model-based Definition - It's Easy with VTube-STEP

December 2, 2016

This is a promotional video for VTube-STEP version 2.7.

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Video 31: Importing Tubes From Assemblies

December 1, 2016

This video shows how to deal with tubes inside of assemblies. These tubes also have multiple cylinder patches in the straights. We show you how to deal with those too.

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Video 30: Exporting to NUMALLIANCE CSV Files

November 11, 2016

This is a 1 minute video that shows an import of a solid model then export to a NUMALLIANCE.CSV file for import into NUMALLIANCE controls. (There is no audio in this video.)

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Version 2.5

Video 29: TUTORIAL for Importing a Serpentine Part with Multiple 180-degree Bends

August 23, 2016

Follow the steps in this tutorial to import a part with multiple 180-degree bends.

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Video 28: TUTORIAL for Unbending the Tube with Components Following

June 17, 2016

This video is a tutorial on how to unbend the tube with components following the unbend.

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Version 2.2

Video 27: Changing the Part Shape by Changing Bender Data

December 11, 2015

See how easy it is to quickly change the part shape by editing the bender data.

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Video 26: Using the Springback Table in VTube

December 4, 2015

Watch this short video to see how to use the Springback Table.

(This video has no sound.)

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Video 25: Using the Radius Table to Assign Radius Values

December 1, 2015

Watch this short video to see how to assign a new radius value to the tube model using the radius table.

(This video has no sound.)

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Video 24: Changing the Radius Values Before Sending to the Bender

December 1, 2015

Watch this short video to see how to import a tube model, then change the radius values to the bender values before sending it to the bender.

(This video has no sound.)

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Video 23: Super Fast Model Data to Bender Communication

Just how fast is "super fast"? Watch VTube-STEP converting models to bender data to find out.

Note: The model that we import in this video is a STEP file created by Autodesk Inventor. It includes components attached to the tube.

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Video 22: How to Import a Rectangular Tube Model

See a demo of how to import a rectangular model for sending to a CNC bender.

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Video 21: Sending a SOLIDWORKS tube a bender in 60 seconds

See a demo of VTube importing a SolidWorks centerline and sending the data to a bender in 60 seconds.

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Version 2.1 - June 11, 2015

Video 20: Unbending

See a demo of VTube unbending the tube with components attached to the straights.

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Version 1.97

Video 19: Data Input Types

See a demo of VTube importing

  • STEP
  • IGES
  • TubeCalc
  • Supravision
  • CSM M3
  • Laservision CSV
  • Solid Edge Express Route
  • SolidWorks 3DSketch tube data

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Version 1.96

Video 18: General Demo

Michael Cone, the developer of VTube-STEP gives you demonstration of the core features of VTube-STEP version 1.96.

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Version 1.94

Video 17: Springback Compensation Tutorial

This video shows how calculate the anticipated bend angle springback and then compensate the bend setup to make the first part shape close to the nominal shape.

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Video 16: Import Solid Model and Export to Chiyoda Bender

This video shows how to import a solid model and export the data to a Chiyoda Bender through Benderlink for Chiyoda.

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Version 1.92 - July 14, 2013

Video 15: Import and Convert an Oval Tube to Send to an Alpine M4 Bender Control

This video shows how to import and calculate the centerline of an oval tube and then send the data directly to a Alpine M4 bender.

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Video 14: Import and Convert an Oval Tube to Send to CSM M3 Bender Control

This video shows how to import and calculate the centerline of an oval tube and then send the data directly to a CSM M3 bender.

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Video 13: Convert Supravision File to a Spreadsheet File that can be Imported to an Eaton Leonard Laservision Tube Measuring Center

This video shows how to convert a Supravision file to a Laservision Spreadsheet file for import into an Eaton Leonard Laservision tube measuring center.

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Version 1.87 - February 18, 2013

Video 12: Automatically building a SolidWorks tube from VTube

This short video shows how to build a parametric tube in SolidWorks from VTube.


Version 1.84 - December 6, 2013

Video 11: Collecting Multiple Surfaces in a Single Straight

This video shows how to collect multiple surface patches in a single straight in order to collect the surface data in an entire straight.

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Version 1.83 - July 29, 2013

Video 10: Entering Tube Print Data To Establish the Master Data

This video shows how to enter data from a tube print in order to establish the master part data in VTube-LASER v1.83. Many of the steps apply to VTube-STEP mode, so the video is included here.

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This video shows how to import a new XLS language file into VTube-STEP or VTube-LASER 1.83.

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Version 1.81.4 - March 28, 2012

Video 9: How to Change Languages

This short video shows how to change the language in the VTube user interface.


Video Topic: How to Use the Language Editor

How to edit any language for the VTube user interface using the VTube Language Editor or Microsoft Excel.

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Version 1.80 - November 23, 2012

How to extract a tube centerline of demo part 2 with VTube-STEP version 1.80. Note that this part has a 180 degree bend - which requires special steps for import anc calculation.

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Version 1.76.4 - April 20, 2012

How to extract a tube centerline with VTube-STEP.

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Version 1.76 - March 15, 2012

Unbending a tube with coping at either end. (Pro and LASER License Level)

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Version 1.75 - February 2012

Converting an IGES file to CSM or Alpine bender data format

Solid Model Import of Large Diameter Tube

How to demonstrate VTube importing the demo CAD model