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Can you curve a flat assembly?

Question asked by Kris Fricker on Mar 21, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2018 by William McFaul

I'm a graduate student new to Solidworks and I'm working on reconstructing an ancient Roman warship for some materials tests.  I figured it would be faster to assemble the hull flat and then curve it to suit my needs (as opposed to making dozens of unique pieces) but now I'm not sure how to get the assembly into the shape I want.  Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated!  I've included a side view of the half I've assembled and a photo of the shape I need (much like a wine glass).


The flat port side assemblage from keel to top wale:

Solidworks Flat.PNG


The approximate shape I need to conform the assemblage to:

midship crosssection of ship.png