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How to make it flat??? pls help

By jonas errol tan on 12 Jan 02:32 2 answers 241 views 2 comments

I have a surf board model with rocker already, I want flatten it so I can cut it to the CNC, what command I will use to make it flat?

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  • Robert H.
    Robert H. over 1 year ago

    That's a tough one, I don't think there's any singe command to get what you're after, if I understand correctly.. You can't really flatten something that curves in multiple directions, it would need to tear and wrinkle in places to become flat I would think.

    Cool model though, nice lofts. Rocker and Roll! I have a skateboard with rocker and roll, feet stay put real nice and it's just dead sexy. It's a longboard larry humu.

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG over 1 year ago

    It was a little unclear as to how the part was supposed to be made flat for cutting on a CNC... Wouldn't it be better to cut the curved part on a CNC?
    But, if you have the premium version of SolidWorks 2015 or 2016, there is a new tool that will try to flatten surfaces with compound curvature.
    Check the help file under Flatten Surface for a demonstration of a tennis shoe being flattened. I guess you could use this to help form the flat patterns that you might use to stitch the shoe from. Or it could be used to generate a decal that fits better of a curved surface?
    I've never used the tool, but it may be what you are after.

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