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Flat Pattern of a rounded part

Re: Flat Pattern of a rounded part

I got a parallel sided cardioid tube to open out but haven't had time to try to a  truncated cone!

Always enjoy a challenge!

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Lunchtime-  made as a sheet metal part.

Swept blend and used the thickness setting rather than offset in sketch.

Can rip on a corner.  Now just need to sus flattening!

Peter

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Peter using a round got me thinking and I managed to get a parallel sided shape to flatten in sheet metal but as soon as I added a draft it caused the flatten to create a weird partially curved shape.

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Have you tried the draft before the thicken?

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‌OK, to get a complex part ripped and developed  to a pattern, I did surface rips and removed difficult sections, flat pattt\erned it, saved as.

Then opened original and removed other sections, repeated.  It took 3 goes but could then assemble the various flat patterns to get what we needed.  The MAKER had already used some old technical drawing gear to do the task while I fiddled, but we know we can do it next time.  I will post a photo of the Mushroom(actually a CACTUS called Lithop) stool.  Thank you all for the effort and your time.

PeterT

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Will look out for that

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Well done!  Top marks for persistence.