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How to unfold a pipe?

Question asked by Doron Avraham on May 11, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2014 by Doron Avraham

Hi'

 

I'm modeling a truss that is made of pipes.

There are main big pipes, and smaller ones that are welded to the big ones in an angle.

The a smaller ones are cut to shape at the end in order to fit exactly to the big ones.

 

I need to produce a 2D drawing of the end of the pipe so the CNC machine can cut it.

Actualy I need to "unfold" the pipe and then make a drawing.

 

I'm attaching a part file (SW VER14). see that the small pipes are already have a slot so they can be unfolded.

 

This a link for a CNC pipe cutting machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vccX7VfWCko

 

 

My question is.

How do I do it?

 

Thanks

Doron

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