How to flatten this part into sheet metal in Solidworks?
I need to make a flat path from this curved shape.
Can anyone give a helping hand?
Try with the attached file (part) SW2010 and try replicating the steps, let me know if you understand the procedure. There are other ways as well, this was the simpler way to explain.
PS. For laser cutting, you will need to do an additional drawing and an additional cut that goes through the radial section under 90 degrees or to do the drawing on the unfolded sheet. Depends on what you want or need.
This has a direct application to something I had to work on, which was developing cut patterns for Pontoon Boats.