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Modeling FoamBoard Fuselage

Question asked by Eric McWilliams on Mar 15, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2018 by Swapnil Dhake

I thought this would be simple, but I am not having luck.

I made a simple fuselage from a top and side view drawing of an airplane.

My end goal is to have a flat pattern of the top, bottom, left, right, and rear faces of this to trace onto 0.2" thick foam-board.


The closest way I can think of doing this now is using the offset surface command to put each face into a new part, giving it thickness, and adding a "flat" configuration to put into a drawing and print out to use for tracing/cutting.


However, this method does not allow for overlap correction ( which pair of faces is on the outside, or sandwiched inside) as easily as say the sheet metal tool does in solidworks.


Any ideas? I know there is a guru out there than can convert this thing into 5 pieces in a jiffy with flat pattern availability.


Is there a way to do this without altering the way my part was originally drawn?


Any help much appreciated!