I have cut out an opening on a curved surface - around this opening I have decided to have a rubber frame.
In the image below you can see that I have already prepared the in-lay space in which the rubber frame will sit:
Next thing I did was create the rubber frame and set it as a separate body in the part file:
Visually this works - but later on when I have to send out drafting specs I would like to have the rubber frame be flattened out.
Does SolidWorks have an automated feature in which I can flatten these kind of parts out or must I do the math manually for this sort of thing. I suspect the very nature of the way I build the frame is at fault here - as there should be a way to slap a flat entity on a surface and have it hug the contour.
Any input would be appreciated