Just trying to understand what my options are for getting flat pattern sizes of complex sheet metal parts. A friend uses Cadkey "Fastsurf" which according to him will flatten any surface. (I'm not sure how accurate that program is myself.)
There are no good tools in SolidWorks to accomplish this. People who do this use other CAD tools and import them.
Pictures would be helpful to see what you are trying to do.
Or an example file......
The geometry works, GW3D, add-in has this function. visit cadcamcomponents.com and ask for a demo.
I have not used it yet. I use the GW3D conic surfaces with beautiful results.
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