How to flatten a curved surface in solidworks?
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.
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