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jhw3
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Unfold for CNC Router

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05-02-2012 09:29 AM

Does anyone know of a program that is capable of unfolding a shape as attached?

I've tried "SmartUnfold" from Solid3DTech but is giving me way too many line segs.

Thanks

 

John

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mcgyvr
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Re: Unfold for CNC Router

05-02-2012 09:32 AM in reply to: jhw3

Unfold which part?..There are multiple parts (some sheet metalish..many not) in that funky image..

If you used something like that for smartunfold..no wonder its not working.

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Re: Unfold for CNC Router

05-02-2012 09:43 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

There is the front skin, 2 side skins, and the skin in the center. I seperated each skin, not trying

to get 1 shape for the whole thing.

 

John

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Re: Unfold for CNC Router

05-02-2012 10:03 AM in reply to: jhw3

I consult with someone who does similar work.

I do not see anything that Inventor will not unfold (if modeled correctly).

Attach your files here.

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Re: Unfold for CNC Router

05-03-2012 01:20 PM in reply to: JDMather

File attached. dwg 2007 format. Model is profiles extruded, boolean sub, and sliced.

 

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John

 

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Re: Unfold for CNC Router

05-03-2012 01:48 PM in reply to: jhw3

I see multiple simple 1 direction curved panels that are then welded together to form the final shape.. This is 100% possible to model and unfold each piece in Inventor.

No program will unfold that as a whole/single piece and they don't need to because its not made that way in the real world.

 

 

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