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jrm_1971
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Inventor 2012 Pro - flat pattern for a solid

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11-09-2012 01:58 PM

Is there a way, in an .idw (drawing file) to create a flat view (unrolled) of a cylindrical solid? NOT to be confused with sheet metal. This is from a solid .ipt. Either that or create a flat pattern of a solid cylinder that IS NOT SHEET METAL?

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Mark_Wigan
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Re: Inventor 2012 Pro - flat pattern for a solid

11-09-2012 07:40 PM in reply to: jrm_1971

ok well not too sure if this still falls within your allowable methodology, but maybe if you want to, you could derive the cylinder into a new sheet metal part, ipt (choose import as a surface). Then just thicken the outer skin, rip it and flatten it.

 

when you save the file, just call it the same file name as the main part but add a postfix to the name to indicate that it is related information.

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- Mark

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JDMather
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Re: Inventor 2012 Pro - flat pattern for a solid

11-10-2012 05:40 AM in reply to: jrm_1971

Sheet metal is just a term for a catagory of specialized tools.

 

Attach your file here.

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