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#2052 by MelatCMC
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:10 pm
I am learning how to do 3d modeling. I am trying to do a square to round piece that is made from metal. I started with a loft solid (shelled) but I am not so sure that is the way to go as I am having difficulty with chamfering the corners. Not sure lofting is the best way to do it. It also doesn't show me where the breaks would be in the metal as it is formed. The other question I have is can once I make the model is there a way to get a flattened developed view of it?

#2053 by caddit
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:44 am
For basic share-to-round drawing and unbending calculation see: ... basic.html
or ... -pids.html

For more advanced applications/automation of the development you will probably need to invest in a third-party product specific to sheet metal.