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Flat folding layout to 3D

Question asked by Ronnie Bengtsson on Jan 22, 2008
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2008 by Ronnie Bengtsson
Hi, I'm just started studying Solidworks and 3D in general and now I have a problem.
I have a "flat" layout how to fold a steel plate into a paper forming shoulder.
The shoulder will take a flat paper 29 mm wide and form in to a tube with 8 mm diameter and 4 mm overlapping.

I have made the steel plate in "real life" and it's working nice. However I'd like to use this form in a 3D design. Now I have tried for over a week to convert the sketch to a 3D part. No sucess...

The steel plate should be 1 mm thick and there should be a 0.5 mm gap between the two ends in the overlapping.

I would be very thankful if someone can help me to make a 3D part out of it or give some hints how to do it.

In the attached ZIP file I have some files showing the layout and also a part file with the folding sketch in.

Best regards from a cold and dark Sweden