TexMind Braider is an intuitive CAD-Software for colour and structural design of standard tubular and flat braids.The user defines the number of the yarns, the braiding type and the dimension of the braid.
TexMind Braider Standard generates a 3-D-View of the braided structure, where the user can change the colours of the yarns. The configuration of the braid producing machine with the carrier arrangement and the colour arrangement is saved in form of a report. The export of the 3-D-View can be made as a picture with high resolution or in formats for 3-D printing or FEM- und CFD-calculations. This speeds up the development of the braided structures, in the both the areas for products with special requirements – medical textiles, ropes, overbraids as braids with decorative function -shoe laces and decorative cords.
TexMind Braider Multifilament generates a 3-D-View of the braided structure, where the all filaments in the multifilament yarns are drawn. These can be with and without twist.
If you like to learn more about braiding, we recommend Kyosev, Y., Braiding technology for textiles, Woodhead Publishing, 2014
Advanced topics about complex carrier arrangement, multifilament models and other calculations can be found in Kyosev, Y. (Ed.), Advances in Braiding technology , Woodhead Publishing, 2016
Some modelling aspects about the braiding are explained in
|Features||Braider Standard||Braider Multifilament|
|Any floating length||✔||✔|
|Any number of yarns in group||✔||✔|
|Export to STL||✔||✔|
|Export to TexGen||✔||✔|
|Export to VMTS||✔||✔|
|Export to ImpactFEM||✔||✔|
|Multifilamanet yarns without twist||–||✔|
|Multifilamanet yarns with twist||–||✔|
3D Visualisation of tubular and flat braids
with yarns of one or more filaments
filaments distributed lenticular or circular
with or without twist
Easy colour change of the yarns
Select inner, outer or nominal braid diameter
Floating length variable from 1 to theoretically unlimited
theoretically unlimited number of yarns
VRML (3D Geometry)
STL (for 3D Printing)
- TexGen Python
Winding time calculation
Cover factor calculation
Printable (PDF) report
Frequently Asked Question
- Yes, Export it as STL File
Do you have MAC version?
- Mac version is in preparation.
Does the software works on Windows XP?
- Not more.
Does the software calculate the rope strength?
- The software calculates idealized rope strength. Advanced methods for higher accuracy are in testing now.
2021.12 Braider Tubular: Braids around axial symmetric core possible
2021 Command line version available. The program generates the 3D geometry and exports the 3D files from command line, which allows automatic product optimisation studies.
All TexMind Version: 2021 Export to gltf format included. The generated fabrics can be imported as 3D objects in Paint3D, Power Point and many other tools.
Tubular: 01.2020 Axial symmetric overbraided bodies possible. Mandrel-Form defined as list of radius-height sets
01.2018 New yarn saving format. Saving Multifilament yarns. Yarn edit improved. Bugs at the twisted representation improved.
Juni 2016 Advanced Algorithm for braid linear width calculation under verification; TexGen – Multifilament and WiseTex Exportes included.
February 2016 Multifilament yarns with custom cross sections. Jamming states calculated
ITMA Milano Version German and English Languages available. Standard and Multifilament versions available
TexGen, VMTS, ImpactFEM Exporter Included
Improved report block, added diagrams about the relations between diameter and braiding angle
Complete redesign of the productivity calculation block
Machine and Bobbin selection from database
Added jamming state calculations and geometry during axial deformation
Corrected bugs in the multifilament cross section generation
Adjusted User Interface for Tubular and Flat Braids
01.05.2015 TechTexil Frankfurt Version
Multifilament yarns with circular cross section and twist; regular or fancy flat braids (custom floating length per ridge)
04.2015 Multifilament yarns with circular cross section and twist included
04.2015 Multifilament yarns with lenticular arrangement of the filament included Flat braids included
03.2015 Cover factor for tubular fabrics integrated
03.2015 Productivity Calculator integrated in the Braider
02.2015 IFAC Conference:
Improved Mouse Interaction for colour selection
New Graphical User Interface
New 3D Graphics
Reimplentend improved algorithms for tubular braids
2013 Simple Graphical User Interface for Tubular and Flat braids
2012 Tubular, flat and spiral braids. Braid definition in text files
Used for the book “Kyosev, Y., Braiding technology for textiles, Woodhead Publishing, 2014“
2007 St. Petersburg, FEM for Textiles, Poster
3D Geometry of simple tubular braids. No simple user unterface
We actively develop the TexMind Braider! Please, ask for demo version or current update of the developments.