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Flat pattern from a spherical section

Question asked by Omar Freites on Dec 18, 2016

Hi there,


I´m designing a spherical tank for GLP storage, and have had some problems:


I am using Swept Flange Tool for creating each spherical shell as you can see in the picture below:



Is this the most efficient modelling way if i have to generate a flat pattern after (workshop drawings)?

I know that is not possible flatten a spherical piece (without deformation). But, what about forming tools deduction / surface flatten tool, how could use these as workaround?

Some suggestion?


Thanks in advance