What are the Differences Between VTube License Types?
Compare The Three Levels of Licenses
There are three levels of licenses: VTube-STEP, VTube-LASER PROGRAMMER, and VTube-LASER.
|VTube-STEP: VTube-STEP imports parts and creates master nominal bender data. VTube-STEP is priced at about 25% of VTube-LASER. VTube-STEP is file-compatible with VTube-LASER, which means it can be used to create VTube project files for VTube-LASER systems. Unlike VTube-LASER Programmer, VTube-STEP can only import and save the project MASTER data. It cannot control measure setup parameters.|
See the price for VTube-STEP at our store.
|VTube-LASER PROGRAMMER: This license is identical to VTube-LASER, except it cannot connect to a measuring center. It is ideal for a complete VTube-LASER set up by technicians. VTube-LASER PROGRAMMER is priced at 50% of VTube-LASER.|
See the price for VTube-LASER Programmer at our store.
|VTube-LASER: VTube-LASER is built on VTube-STEP (which means every VTube-LASER also has VTube-STEP features). Plus, VTube-LASER can measure and qualify parts using a scan arm measuring center. VTube-LASER alone can correct bender data. VTube-LASER is the top-tier license we offer that includes every feature available in the VTube-LASER line of software.|
See the price for VTube-LASER at our store.
Frequently Asked Question: What are the differences between VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER PROGRAMMER?
VTube-LASER PROGRAMMER does everything VTube-LASER does except connect to measuring centers. It is intended to give complete offline control over VTube-LASER project setups.
Here is a matrix that lists the differences between the license types:
|Import Solid Models||Yes||Yes||Yes||This allows for nominal or master model import, so VTube knows what a perfect tube shape is for any part.|
|Export Bender Data||Yes*||Yes||Yes||All versions of VTube can output most CNC bender data formats. (*The exception is that VTube-STEP cannot output legacy Eaton Leonard data.)|
|Set Default Tangent Point Tolerance||Yes||Yes||Yes||The tangent point default tolerance is used to qualify parts shapes in VTube-LASER.|
|Build and Master Data Reports||Yes||Yes||Yes||These are reports that show nominal (perfect) data.|
|Send Layouts to SOLIDWORKS||Yes||Yes||Yes||VTube automates the export of tube layouts to SOLIDWORKS.|
|Measuring Setup||Yes||Yes||The measuring center setup is a section that controls all parameters that apply to measuring tubes. If your technicians want complete control over every part of the VTube-LASER measuring setup, VTLP is the way to go.|
|View Historical Data in Tube Data Storage||Yes||Yes||Tube Data Storage allows viewing the historical data for all measurements.|
|Align two tubes to each other for qualification.||Yes||Yes|
|Bender Setup Screen Access||Yes||Yes||This screen is used to correct benders.|
|RECALL Data from Benders||Yes||Yes|
|Build and print Inspection Reports||Yes||Yes|
|Connect to a Measuring Center and Import Point Clouds||Yes||Only VTube-LASER can measure parts.|