I have modelled a hull of a boat on solidworks using loft feature and a couple of simple sketches for loft.
There are total of 5 surfaces. I need to flatten each of these surface so that I can get the perfect dimensions to cut the wood for making the boat in real. Please help me with this.
See my example - older version od SW but I hope it will works in higher versions.
Draw a new 3D drawing on each surface of the hull
Divide into triangles using long edges
Draw new 2D drawing
ReDraw triangles using dimensions from 3D sketch
do you mean like sheet metal? or you just want the exact dimensions?
It would be better if you start with a sheet metal parts instead of trying to flatten these non-planar surfaces. I'm not sure if you can convert those non-gaussian curves to sheet metal parts with accurate dimensions. I tried to cut your part to four triangular pieces with surface bends then convert them to sheet metal but that too much work for inaccurate results.
i can know the length using measure tool. but I cannot shape it only using length alone, because each face is not a triangle.
So, I need to convert it into a flat pattern so that I can model with wood in real using the flat pattern dimensions.
You must playiing with a sheetmetal tool "sketched bend". This tool allow you to make individual bendings where you create a bend position ,radius of tool for bending and requested angle of bending. But you must divide a surfaces into small long plates- see how a boat hulls made in the past on net. This base model you can use to determine radius of curvature - in "sketched bend" tool put that value in place where radius is. For angle of bending you must playing. And playing is continoue. There is not a fast solutions.
there is a new add-in for SolidWorks that makes it simple to flatten non-developable surfaces. Check out the link about 3/4 down the page