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how to unfold a spherical metal sheet by segment

By Beland Guy on 27 Dec 13:47 1 answer 386 views 0 comments

i am not able to find the way to unfold a segment of a spherical metal sheet

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  • Robert H.
    Robert H. 8 months ago

    In Solidworks 2015 and greater complex surfaces can be flattened. There are some youtube videos demonstrating the functionality, unfortunately I'm still running 2014 so I can't be much more specific. It's in the 'surface' feature set.

    If you already have a solid model of a segment, you can probably 'knit surface' on the segment to generate the surface feature you intend to flatten, 'flatten' it, and then 'thicken' it to get a 3d flat pattern.

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