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stretching bends

Question asked by Jerry Watts on Jul 12, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

I need to model a handle that's made from a 2 x 13" piece of nylon strap.  Center section is folded in on itself from both sides to make 3 layers and sewn for 5 inches to form a gathered grip.  When attached the end parts are flat.  To model this in SW requires bending and stretching which I'm not seeing in my available tools.  I tried lofting the part and can get a so/so representation.  Would like it to be a lot more realistic.  If I could bend it in sheet metal to make the center and then unfold just 2-3" on both ends that would be near perfect.


Attached is my lofted part so you can see what I mean a little better.  I couldn't make it come out quite right but you'll get the idea I think.