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How to roll a flat surface into a pipe?

By Manjil Puri on 12 May 10:32 3 answers 2 comments

I am trying to make a Rolled pipe from a piece of flat metal plate in SOLIDWORKS .I have also attached the metal plate in this file . Please help me out


Plate.SLDPRT, 127 KB

3 answers

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 5 months ago

    Maybe someone will have a better way, but I believe this will work:
    1. I made a 2D sketch and converted your 3D sketch onto it. While in the sketch, I measured the length/width of your profile
    2. Take the length/width determined above. Divide it by PI. Then divide by two. This gives the radius of pipe to wrap around.
    Extrude or revolve a cylinder with radius as determined above
    3. Insert - Feature - Wrap. Wrap the 2D sketch around the pipe.
    4. isolate the wrapped face. This can be done by deleting other faces, or using the Offset Surface (set to 0), or Knit Surface tools.
    5. Insert - Boss/Base - Thicken to change the surface into a solid.

    It was unclear why the original sketch was a 3D sketch. It is also made up of lots of small line segments. I'd redraw it with arcs and splines, but maybe it needs to be lines for some reason?

    SolidWorks (2016) and parasolid files attached.


    Wrap - 2016.x_t, 642 KB
    Wrap - 2016.SLDPRT, 412 KB
  • Manjil Puri
    Manjil Puri 5 months ago

    Thank you Fred
    Can you provide me the file.

  • Manjil Puri
    Manjil Puri 5 months ago

    How can I isolate the wrapped face?

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