I am fresh out of ideas on how to create a flat layout for this structure:
Maybe some of you pro's can help me out? Thanks in advance...
I'm not sure if it will help but take a look at this help file. Also there are videos on youtube for making a cone into sheet metal. Maybe you can get some ideas from them.
Is that even possible as a flat (assuming you want to start as a flat disc and draw the center up)? Otherwise I'd think just a simple pie-shape of expanded metal that's been rolled into a cone...
This is a tower structure 50ft tall! It's funny that you point out its expanded metal appearance, that’s exactly what the architect was going for. With the tapered geometry the expanded diamonds would have to fluctuate to achieve the designated appearance.
Brilliant! I can't believe I overlooked that solution. Perhaps I was over thinking it..
Now, it will only flatten if I use a large "split" to create the straight starting edge. Do you have any tricks to make that work better?
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