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Flat pattern a cylinder

Question asked by Steve Fraser on Jan 17, 2021
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2021 by Kevin Chandler

Hi guys,

I have an extruded boss cylinder with various cut-outs in it. I was wondering what the best way to extract a flat pattern out of it. We use a k factor of 0.5 for rolling so I essentially need a flat pattern half way through the thickness.

 

I feel like the simplest way would be to use surfaces but I have zero experience with that part of Solidworks.

 

Thanks in advance.

- Steve

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