Developable Surface Expanded in one dimension

Discussion in 'Software' started by bmatlin, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. bmatlin
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    bmatlin New Member

    I have plans for set of trimaran amas and I want to increase the width x% and the length y%. Since the plates are developable, or very close. If I use a cad package and scale the drawings in the x & y direction by different percents, will the surface remain developable?
    Thanks, Bill
  2. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    Yes, the surface will remain developable. However the expanded (flattened) shape will not scale (unless scaled uniformly in all directions, ie x, y and z).
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