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how to unfold a spherical metal sheet by segment

By Beland Guy on 27 Dec 13:47 1 answer 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. 10 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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