2 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2008 7:48 PM by James Stewart

    Surfacing a Bag Container

    James Stewart
      My company is trying to design a bag for containing a clients product. It's a thin film material that is very similar to a bag that cereal would come in. Is it possible to surface this part and then unfold it to identify how much material would be necessary to for the bag from a flat piece of film?
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          Matt Lombard
          SW can only unfold 2 kinds of parts - sheet metal parts and sheet metal parts made with the lofted bend feature. You won't be able to do this with either.

          How about an obvious solution rather than a clever one? How about you model what you want, and then take the surface area of it and add a little for joining areas? SW won't give you the shape, but you didn't ask for the flat shape, you asked for how much material.
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            James Stewart
            Thanks, Matt. I was just wondering if anyone had done it before. I'll use SW to verify my calculations for surface area instead of trying to be too "clever".

            Thanks again.