I need to see the sheet metal sizes for an arched pipe.
Is it possible to convert it to a sheet metal and then unfold it ?
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what sizes are you after for the arched pipe? Perhaps using Weldments and cutlist may be a solution?
Im looking for the sizes of the flatted material.
Square pipe? Round pipe? cut from standard pipe section? Or custom fabricated?
it wil be made on fabric material and that is the reason Im looking for the size of the flatted.
Do you want the length of the pipe you show or did you want to split it and make it from sheet metal?
Using the sheet metal feature you would need to go segmented, unless 2016 SW has a new feature.
If you want to make a segmented assembly, I have a few samples on 3dcontentcentral.com
I take it you swept a circle along a path to acheive that model? You can use the same path to add a weldment, this will allow you to add a cutlist to a drawing which will state the pipe you've used, it's length, and any cut angles.
If you need a flat-pattern of the pipe. I would create a configuration with a sheetmetal base flange off a broken circle, to the length of the pipe as stated in the cutlist. you'll then have a straight length of pipe you could flatten.
The only way is a segmented pipe
You may want to try something like this. Square chunk of sheet metal and swept cut for the arch and cut extrude for the pipe in the flattened state. I didn't pay any attention to pipe sizes in my model but you will get the idea. Go from arched to flat (and vice-versa) using the configurations. You are going to have to figure where the neutral axis is. I used a k-factor of .4
Take a look at this model
One option would be to use a rolled up sheetmetal part to create the straight tube.
You could then use the flex command to bend it to the appropriate shape.
But this would be a reverse engineering option rather than developing the flat pattern from the formed shape.
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