ziomek ztaluzowski

Unroll tube weldments

Discussion created by ziomek ztaluzowski on Jun 13, 2008
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2008 by Martin Cox
I am building a frame from tubbing and designing it in SolidWorks 2007 using the weldments feature. I can get each tube into a separate drawing and see the fishmouth shape of the ends, but what i would really like to do is unroll the tube in a drawing, print it, wrap the paper around the tube and cut to the line. Is there a simpler way of doing this instead of making every tube a sheet metal part? Im unable to "rip" round tubing. Thanks!