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Curvature generation on a surface

Question asked by Mike Pogue on May 21, 2015
Latest reply on May 21, 2015 by Mike Pogue

Our customer has a tank. The tank end on top is a geodesic isotensoid (i.e., not exactly a sphere). They wrap tape around the tank in a spiral. Assume the tape cannot bend the hard way, only the easy way. This means the length of each side will not change as the tape is laid down. Is there a way to leverage SolidWorks features to define the path the tape will take as it leaves the cylinder section and lays down on the tank end?