The green is a flex circuit that i need in all four slots around the cone like part and i need to connect them all in the middle. After i need to be able to flatten the part. Can someone please help me learn how to do this.
Miranda,,, Perhaps something like this will work for you. I don't know if you have "Flatten Surface" available to you but if you do then that would probably be the way to go with this.If you do have it available I'm thinking that you could easily do something similar to what I have done by creating the required surfaces then use the Surface Flatten tool. You do need a split somewhere. Perhaps down one of the planar surfaces or in the middle or end of the bend. I did this in sheet metal since you began it that way. My bends are uniform, not exactly wrapping around your radii. If you need freeform bends then you probably could loft this in sheet metal and then cut it up to match what you need. That would reguire some work. You might be able to get some idea of what I am talking about my using the roll bar and studying the steps.
Edit:.. I'm screenshot crazy..
when you went to flatten how did you get rid of the gray core?
With the method I used the grey core hides by default. As a matter of fact you cannot unhide it while the sheet metal flatten is active. If you used "Surface Flatten" then the grey core will be visible. You can hide that body or do a "Delete/Keep Body". If you have your Solid Bodies folder showing you can go there and either hide or Delete/Keep Body if you used surface flatten. Let me know if you used surface flatten or better yet attach the file and I'll take a look.
To elaborate a bit more..
This is what it looks like when I use Surface Flatten.
With Solid Bodies hidden it looks like this.
..my 2 cents... if this flex circuit is applied post,.. you may need to add a little extra (slack) at the corners if you are wrapping it around and into those pockets?
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