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actually roll a flat pattern into a cylinder?

Question asked by Nathaniel Taylor on Mar 1, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 3, 2011 by Nathaniel Taylor

I have seen various methods on this forum to roll a flat pattern. The edge flange unfold, cut pattern, then refold. the hem. the center point arc into edge flange...  but what I am trying to find is a method a simple method that I once saw for solidworks 2007 where one could roll a flat shape into a cylinder. I am going to include a file that we have a bunch of flat stock already laser cut that I just would like to represent as a cylinder. we roll the seam weld this part. Can anyone suggest a simple method? maybe some sort of edge bend? its is 18guage metal and the part is rolled with a roughly 2" radius, so the tabbed cuts are on the top and bottom edges.

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