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*Mears, Brian
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Model curved panel to show flat in drawing

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11-05-2002 03:22 AM
I need to model a curved panel (.125 sheet
plastic), but I need to show it flat in the drawing.  How could I go about
doing this in Inventor?

 

FYI... In MDT, I knew of no easy way to do this...
I modeled the part curved (as it will be in the assembly) and drew it in 2D
(flat) on the drawing.  So, if I updated the model, I had to remember to
manually update the drawing.

 

I hope there's a better way in Inventor. 
We have to do this quite often. Thanks...

 

Brian
*Keller, Kent
Message 2 of 9 (72 Views)

Re: Model curved panel to show flat in drawing

11-05-2002 03:59 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
Brian

Is it curved in more than one direction? If not just use the SM tools.... but I am
guessing it is?

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Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Brian Mears" wrote in message
news:9745A70244A98CE40CDDCCDAC089A5DC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I need to model a curved panel (.125 sheet plastic), but I need to show it flat in the
drawing. How could I go about doing this in Inventor?
>
> FYI... In MDT, I knew of no easy way to do this... I modeled the part curved (as it will
be in the assembly) and drew it in 2D (flat) on the drawing. So, if I updated the model,
I had to remember to manually update the drawing.
>
> I hope there's a better way in Inventor. We have to do this quite often. Thanks...
>
> Brian
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 3 of 9 (72 Views)

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11-05-2002 04:10 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
It will fold a curve in two directions as well.
~Larry

"Kent Keller" wrote in message
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> Brian
>
> Is it curved in more than one direction? If not just use the SM tools....
but I am
> guessing it is?
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Brian Mears" wrote in message
> news:9745A70244A98CE40CDDCCDAC089A5DC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I need to model a curved panel (.125 sheet plastic), but I need to show
it flat in the
> drawing. How could I go about doing this in Inventor?
> >
> > FYI... In MDT, I knew of no easy way to do this... I modeled the part
curved (as it will
> be in the assembly) and drew it in 2D (flat) on the drawing. So, if I
updated the model,
> I had to remember to manually update the drawing.
> >
> > I hope there's a better way in Inventor. We have to do this quite
often. Thanks...
> >
> > Brian
>
>
*Keller, Kent
Message 4 of 9 (72 Views)

Re:

11-05-2002 04:50 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
Larry

Are you saying it can fold and flatten something that stretches in more than one
direction? If so ...how? I am hoping you haven't shown me this recently and my steel
trap of a mind let it slip through

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Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
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> It will fold a curve in two directions as well.
> ~Larry
*Yeandle, Laurence
Message 5 of 9 (72 Views)

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11-05-2002 05:39 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
?

--
Laurence,
--

"Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
news:55FE33C9B7F6693FFF8E34DB1C780B48@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> It will fold a curve in two directions as well.
> ~Larry
>
> "Kent Keller" wrote in message
> news:4584393921D88015E64FFA5E132B7F9D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Brian
> >
> > Is it curved in more than one direction? If not just use the SM
tools....
> but I am
> > guessing it is?
> >
> > --
> > Kent
> > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> >
> >
> > "Brian Mears" wrote in message
> > news:9745A70244A98CE40CDDCCDAC089A5DC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > I need to model a curved panel (.125 sheet plastic), but I need to
show
> it flat in the
> > drawing. How could I go about doing this in Inventor?
> > >
> > > FYI... In MDT, I knew of no easy way to do this... I modeled the part
> curved (as it will
> > be in the assembly) and drew it in 2D (flat) on the drawing. So, if I
> updated the model,
> > I had to remember to manually update the drawing.
> > >
> > > I hope there's a better way in Inventor. We have to do this quite
> often. Thanks...
> > >
> > > Brian
> >
> >
>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 6 of 9 (72 Views)

Re:

11-05-2002 05:52 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
I put an example in CF ... but I'm sure you already know about it.
~Larry


"Kent Keller" wrote in message
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> Larry
>
> Are you saying it can fold and flatten something that stretches in more
than one
> direction? If so ...how? I am hoping you haven't shown me this recently
and my steel
> trap of a mind let it slip through
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> news:55FE33C9B7F6693FFF8E34DB1C780B48@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > It will fold a curve in two directions as well.
> > ~Larry
>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 7 of 9 (72 Views)

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11-05-2002 06:00 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
I put it under subject Fold ... I added one folded the other way too.
~Larry

"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:E136006DF132F8DACA2244ACC5A09B0E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Larry
>
> Are you saying it can fold and flatten something that stretches in more
than one
> direction? If so ...how? I am hoping you haven't shown me this recently
and my steel
> trap of a mind let it slip through
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
> news:55FE33C9B7F6693FFF8E34DB1C780B48@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > It will fold a curve in two directions as well.
> > ~Larry
>
>
*Howard, Jeff
Message 8 of 9 (72 Views)

Re:

11-05-2002 08:31 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
I think Kent was referring to a compound curvature (which IV won't do)?

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*Keller, Kent
Message 9 of 9 (72 Views)

Re:

11-05-2002 10:17 AM in reply to: *Mears, Brian
Thanks Jeff Man I love getting old.... couldn't come up with compound
curvature.

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Kent Keller
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

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"Jeff Howard" wrote in message
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> I think Kent was referring to a compound curvature (which IV won't do)?
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