Intelligently designed production cycle with software from ISBE

Consistently digital tool data from sales to production

TD Sketcher is a software for designing and planning standard and special tools in 2D and 3D. You can use the integrated wizard to describe your tools quickly and easily. From this data record, you not only generate appealing quotation and release drawings, but also automatically generate the digital twins for your production and customers. You can retrieve the necessary and latest formats at any time.

From the offern in sales to production and quality control – TD Sketcher accompanies your entire digital process chain. Tool manufacturers can use TD Sketcher to intelligently network connected grinding and measuring machines and prepare the tool data once created in TD Sketcher in the commonly used formats for the various work areas.

The advantages at a glance

Flexibly expandable

Thanks to the numerous additional options available, the TD Sketcher can be flexibly and individually adapted to your requirements, making it the indispensable linchpin of your digital production.

Option 3D

Exact 3D models generated automatically

With the 3D option for TD Sketcher, 3D base models according to DIN 4003 / ISO 13399-3D from 2D data and generate the associated DIN 4000 characteristics. The 2D data can also be exported to a DXF according to DIN 69874 (BMG layer structure).

Option Diamond

Precise design of PCD tools

With the Option Diamond for TD Sketcher, special PCD-tipped cutting tools can be defined and drawn. The properties of the tool are described via an easy-to-use user interface.

Option Insert

Precise design of tools with ISO inserts

The Option Insert for TD Sketcher was specially developed for cutting tools with ISO inserts. With the software, entire indexable insert tools can be designed in just a few minutes by simply entering the outer contour and ISO indexable inserts.

Option Assembly

Assembly for digital tool assembly

With the Option Assembly for TD Sketcher, complete tools can be assembled and visualized from already defined individual tools. The complete tools can later be exported as DIN 4003 and ISO 13399 STEP models for CAM programming

Option CAM

Generate 3D base body models for manufacturing with one click without CAD

With the Option CAM for TD Sketcher, 3D models with flutes and insert seats can be derived directly from TD Sketcher with the Option DIAMOND. The 3D model is generated as a surface model (STEP). Elaborate designs in CAD are no longer necessary.

Option GDX®

Complete data consistency with GDX®

The Option GDX® for the TD Sketcher is a complete solution for digital manufacturing. It includes all features for professional tool drawing, the GDX®-box for data transfer between multiple grinding or measuring machines and a selection of detailed views for production.


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More information about TD Sketcher and the various options.


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