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Help with 3D modeling of a petal

Question asked by Kate Psyk on Oct 8, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2015 by 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

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Spline attempt

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