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Curved Sheet Metal Flat Pattern

Question asked by Simon Alvarez on Oct 24, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 28, 2012 by Simon Alvarez

Hey everyone,

 

Just looking for some advice in regards to a sheet metal component.

 

I have a 3D model created from a loft, or alternatively a 3D sketch, but I'm having trouble turning either into a sheet metal component

I'm trying to create a flat pattern of the component in the attached file (similar to a tent). There's no base, just the 3 curved sides and the top.

I think the curves are causing the problems but I'm really not sure.

 

Ideally I'd like it as a single piece, folded about the little rectangle at the top, but even if I can just get the flat pattern of the curved edges it'd be fine.

 

Thanks for any help, suggestions or comments.

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