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Flatten a mesh or recreate it somehow?

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rwhopper
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Flatten a mesh or recreate it somehow?

I have a mesh (.stl) I would like to flatten out so that I can have it laser cut and bent to this shape.

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I've tried converting mesh to body but how would I flatten it? If it cannot be flattened because it isn't an actual sheet metal part, how would I replicate this part so that I can flatten it? Normally I would create a sketch and extrude it to a component but this has so many curves and angles it would be impossible to sketch it out flat. Thanks!

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jhackney1972
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Please attach both your Fusion 360 model and the STL file.  To attach a Fusion 360 model, open it, select the File menu, the Export and save to your hard drive.  Attach it to a reply post.


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Warmingup1953
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Lots of assumptions but my guess is that Fusion 360 won't do a flat pattern but Meshmixer will do a good approximation.

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