9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 25, 2015 6:57 PM by Bernie Daraz

    Re-folding shape with no flats -  sheet metal

    Michael Lawrence

      Hello all,

       

      I am absolutely stuck on an issue.  I started off with an arc, which I extruded to sheet metal.  I unfolded and started applying holes and such.  I then extrude cut all the geometry I didn't need on the outside, BUT left with a path that has no flats.  The issues now lies I don't have anyway to refold it back.  I have even tried creating new flanges and such, in order to fake it out.

       

      I know this shape could never truly be made out of sheet metal, but it doesn't matter since it is a piece of felt.  The flat state is needed for die cutting and the curved shape will show how it is being wrapped around a mating part, that is why I am doing it in sheet metal.

       

      Any help appreciated!

       

      Thanks!

      Mike