I attached this part (imported) but not sure how to flatten it.
I made them in sections and flatten the first two parts. But I'm having trouble flatten this one (attached).
Can anyone help me? It's okay if you cut it in half and try to flatten that.
Ernie, you're not going to be able to flatten that in it's current form. You can't transform a spherical face into laminar geometry. Think cones and cylinders.
What is laminar geometry??
Your shape needs metal deformation in multiple directions, with both stretching and compression of metal. This is out of the scope of what SolidWorks Sheet Metal can flatten.
SolidWorks is desgined to flatten sheet metal parts that can be formed with a brake press, simple bends and wipes. The metal deformation is in a single laminar direction with this manufacturing process.
Can surfaces be flatten if I create my second piece as a surface part?
SW doesn't have a flatten surface feature, and if it did, it would have the same limitations.
there are Add-ins available for flattening more complex shapes - I am not going to suggest any of them becaus e we do not use them, but your VAR should be able to help you select one.
Ernie, to answer your question about Laminar geometry. it basically describes volume that can be sandwiched between two parallel planes.so that it has the same thickness everywhere. A cookie-cutter produces laminar geometry.
In fluid mechanics it refers to a type of flow of uniform velocity without turbulence.
If not a one basic shape, you need to have add-in software to flatten this type of part.
I’ve seen Anna mentioning this numerous times throughout this forum.
You are using Logopress3 I believe?
Yes, one needs an addin for developed flat blanks of these types of parts.
Logopress3, 3D Quickpress, BlankWorks, etc.
Yes, it was from LP3.
In addition to that we use Fastform Advance (from FTI) for multi stage forming process development in Deep draw and for Prog strip layouts.
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