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dchapman90
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Create Flat Cone

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06-21-2011 12:40 PM

I want to show a "flat view" of a cone I've created.  Almost as if to "unroll" the cone and show it as one flat piece.  I'm not sure if this is possible in AutoCAD but is there anyway to do it, I've attache the cone for reference.

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jaich
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Re: Create Flat Cone

06-21-2011 12:56 PM in reply to: dchapman90

I'm not aware of a way to do that in ACAD.  It is possible in Inventor using one of the sheet metal commands (I think).  If that's not an option, this may help: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=create+flat+pattern+%2Bcone.  Time for some old fashioned drafting!  :smileyhappy:

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parkr4st
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ToanDN
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Re: Create Flat Cone

06-21-2011 03:21 PM in reply to: dchapman90

Not in AutoCAD.  But cones are easy to do manually with some basic geometry understanding.  See attached.

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skintsubby
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Re: Create Flat Cone

06-21-2011 11:19 PM in reply to: jaich

jaich,

 

You got the "use inventor" line in before JDMather... he must have missed this one!! :smileysurprised:

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SugarCAD
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Registered: ‎02-10-2011
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Re: Create Flat Cone

06-22-2011 06:21 AM in reply to: skintsubby

If you will do a search there are some stand alone and AutoCAD add-ons that will do it, no freebies that I have found. Litio is one I have used. Try http://www.black-cad.homepage.t-online.de/starten.htm 

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dchapman90
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Re: Create Flat Cone

06-22-2011 07:06 AM in reply to: ToanDN

How did you know at what angle to cut the circle at?

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ToanDN
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Re: Create Flat Cone

06-22-2011 08:53 AM in reply to: dchapman90

The length of the arcs are the same as the length (circumference) of the two respective circles forming your cone.  I color coded the attached drawing so you can see where I came from.  

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Bob_Zurunkle
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Re: Create Flat Cone

06-22-2011 09:18 AM in reply to: dchapman90

OP go back to Analytic Geometry (perhaps a google with this and "cone" will get some how-to info)...

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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xcxcxc123
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Re: Create Flat Cone

07-18-2013 01:00 AM in reply to: dchapman90

Please refer attached PDF...

 

 

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