2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2012 11:22 AM by Richard Laflamme

    I need the flat pattern of a curved surface

    Pedro Benlloch

      Hello !!!


      Attached my new challenge: 


      I need the flat pattern of the surface you will see in the attached parts. I assume that first I need to convert the 3D model into sheet metal...


      I am not skilled at all in sheet metal, so my question is:

      It is possible to get flat pattern from curved surfaces?  I`m afraid not... Or yes?

      If not, which should be the best approach? I mean, should I convert my 3D model first into a poligonal flat surfaces, in order to be able later on to convert it to a sheet metal ?

      (The 3D model is a portion of a label I need to stick onto a  balloon, so that I need the flat pattern of it, or something close to it....)