Flatten an oval pipe with cut on angle
I have modelled a oval pipe 68 x 32 and have put an angled cut 42mm diameter through it at 70 degrees. I now want to make a flat pattern as a template for cutting. Not so hard with a round tube but I just can't seem to get a oval tube. I have tried cutting a slice through the oval to get an edge to base my sheet metal on but it does not work. Any ideas appreciated.
Hi Aled, here is the joint I am trying to convert into a flat pattern, its so a paper template can be made to make the cut in the oval pipe. As I have said round is relatively easy but oval I just can't get anywhere. Even cutting it in half and trying to do on side does not work.
There are many examples of flattening similar surfaces from ExactFlat. Check this out:
http://www.exactflat.com/ Scroll down a little you will find the flattening video
hope this helps