How to model a convex shaped cone in sheet metal?
How to get development drawing?
SWX cannot flatten this. You might be able to get some kind of lofted bend, but those types of features in sheet metal do not necessarily give you an accurate flat pattern. You would need more advanced software such as Logopress or others to generate an accurate flat pattern.
Did you try to do it with
2017 SOLIDWORKS Help - Flatten Surface
On sheet metal I don't know if it's possible..Dennis Bacon has the last word on it...
Since you asked Ruben Balderrama the answer is no.. You can do a swept flange and get something that matches the formed profile but when flattened does not give you the result that you would like. The tapered edges would end up straight which is not what you would expect and does not match the "Surface Flatten" result. In my opinion if you did a mid surface (.5 k-factor) on the convex cone and used this in the surface flatten you probably would end up with something really close to what logopress (or other software) would give you. In my first screenshot I have both the original Revolved cone (light beige) and my swept flange (light blue) both visible and you can see they match up with the exception of a tiny tangent line that I placed in the upper end of the profile. Needed that for a "cylindrical/conical" edge. I had to adjust that line (up and down) in order to get the correct top and bottom arc lengths in my flat pattern.
But..... the flat pattern looks like this.
Use surface flatten on it and I get the same look as what you have. I sketched some lines to show what is missing from the flattened (swept flange) sheet metal part.
..question,.. maybe it's just me?... this model seems stuck in shaded mode?.. weird, I can not get this model to display hidden line mode (2018sp2)?
btw, I can redraw/model it and I see the expected hidden/shaded modes.
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