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Die Lines for Labeling.

Question asked by Sloan Anderson on Aug 12, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2013 by Sloan Anderson



I've got a cylindrical bottle I need to create very precise die lines for to use in labeling design.  The trick is: the bottle top is sliced by a tilted plane, so the height of the cylinder is non-uniform, not to mention there is a slight upward/outward draft to the entire bottle for mold ejection.  That being said, I'm trying to find a way to create a flattened version of the non-uniform outside face of the cylinder so I can have the artists design a label that perfectly matches this shape.  Any ideas as to how to do this very accurately and somewhat quickly? In other packages, it's as simple as picking the target face and flattening it to a 2D CAD drawing for PDF/AI export.  Can't figure it out in SW!


Hope you can help!