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Feature recognition: imported sheet metal (rolled cylinder)

Question asked by Markku Sutinen on Apr 29, 2015
Latest reply on May 8, 2015 by John Stoltzfus



Could anyone help me with following scenario: I have a rolled cylinder (359.9°), which is originated from Solid Edge. Now I need to flatten that geometry and I tried to utilize Feature Works but with no luck so far. Only straight edge can be found at that narrow gap where end #1 almost meets end #2. Inser Bends doesn't work, nor does Convert to Seet Metal. Unfortunately that cylinder has few hundred holes, so Surfaces | Flatten surface can not be used in this case. Does anyone have a hint or maybe a link to Youtube video addressing similar issue..?


I'm using SWX 2015 if it has any impact on this.