9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2015 3:21 PM by Kate Psyk

    Help with 3D modeling of a petal

    Kate Psyk

      I'm trying to model a 3d flower petal, but am running into some trouble.

       

      From the top, the petal should look like the general shape below (labeled top). But I would like that shape to be bent across the curve below (labeled side).

       

      So effectively picture a piece of plastic with some thickness cut to the shape of the image of the top, but you heat the plastic and bend it to the curve shown in the side view

       

      How do I model this in Solidworks?

       

      I attempted a swept base with just a random shape along the curve shown below, but could not figure out how to implement the petal shape.

       

      I apologize that I'm having difficulty explaining my own difficulties, but any help would be much appreciated

       

      THANK YOU.

       

      Top

       

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      Side

      side.PNG

       

      Spline attempt

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