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Winding off (flattening) of curvature sheeting for milling and laser cutting

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wolfgang-eisenberg
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Winding off (flattening) of curvature sheeting for milling and laser cutting

The design of the fuselage sheeting of a model airplane, using 3mm plywood, must follow a curvature in Y-direction along the former, which are morticed with the sheeting. Having done so, it seems not to be possible to arrange the sheeting for milling or laser cutting by using the Arrange tool, neither flattening the sheeting for the manufacturing process in the Design mood by applying Sheet Metal or Surface tools. It appears that a curvature face can’t be selected applying the appropriate features. I also tried the plug in “DXF for Leaser Cutting” but in vain; likewise with this tool marking of curvature faces did not work. Even though the curvature in this case is not very pronounced and a workaround could be found, maybe be sacrificing accuracy, I’ll run into the same problem with the wing sheeting following the curvature of an airfoil, as well as for the next project with a fuselage curvature profile in X, Y, Z.

However, I assume that the required function/application can be found in Fusion, but I need a hint where it is hidden and how to use it.

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The flatten of surfaces with compound angles is not supported in Fusion 360.


"If you find my answer solved your question, please select the Accept Solution icon"

John Hackney
Retired

Beyond the Drafting Board


Message 3 of 12

Hi JHackney1972,
are there any plans to implement that feature? It is quite essential for design and manufacture and as I believe not limited to model plans.
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@wolfgang-eisenberg 

You can do this with Autodesk MeshMixer or with Autodesk Inventor Professional using the Unrwap feature.

Attach an example file here for illustration of the process.

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@Anonymous CADWisperer,
The example file was not attached to your mail
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Hi,

it was about you share a file for investigation.

 

günther

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Sorry, I missed the point.
I attach e test file I used to tackle the issue.

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There was no file attached to your post!

Peter Doering
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  1. I’ve sent the file three times! Have you still not received it?
  2. In a previous post you’ve mentioned using MixMesh. Is an example/tutorial available how to use it in such case?
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Hi,


@wolfgang-eisenberg wrote:
  1. I’ve sent the file three times! Have you still not received it?
  2. In a previous post you’ve mentioned using MixMesh. Is an example/tutorial available how to use it in such case?

1. did you attach it this way?

attach file.png

2. follow the link by click  "Meshmixer" in #4

 

günthe

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@wolfgang-eisenberg wrote:
  1. I’ve sent the file three times! Have you still not received it?

After creating your posts, you should check if the file actually is attached to your post 😉 

You'll have to use the web interface, not an e email reply, to attach files. I am not sure that is the problem in this case, but it has been for other users.  

Peter Doering
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@wolfgang-eisenberg wrote:
  1. I’ve sent the file three times! Have you still not received it?

You cannot send files to this forum by email reply.

You must REPLY using the web forum interface to Attach files.

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