Rhino v. Surfaceworks/Solidworks

Discussion in 'Software' started by J.Rhodes, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. redant
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    redant New Member

    How does one flatten a developable panel/plate in solidworks?

    Hi Rick,

    How does one go about flattening a surface/panel/plate in solidworks?

    I have spoken to the guys who sold me the package, and apparently it cannot.

  2. signum
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    signum engineer

    surface unrolling

    Import surface in Rhino and Unroll Developable Surface, it must haven't double curvature your surface , only simple.
    There is also a software TouchCad but I couldn't learn it but it has many features in unrolling surfaces.
    Try a demo.
  3. ACuttle
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    ACuttle Marine Design Engineer

    (Fairly resurrected thread)
    Solidworks doesn’t unroll regular surfaces, it does however have options to develop sheet-metal parts so long as they comprise of single axis bending. It isn’t that hard to produce a curved sheet-metal part from surface.
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  4. RhinoParametric
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    RhinoParametric Junior Member

    If you like to work with Rhino but you would like to have parametric capability, you shuold try to use the RhinoParametrics plugin which is free for students and teachers.

    have a look on youtube to find a lot of naval examples.
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