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Does anyone have any work arounds for getting a 3D shape flattened so we can cut it on a CNC router?Foam core shape in sheerFoam core shape in sheer

I can develop this manually, but that is kind of a time commitment.

Regards

Peter

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Hi @Greybarn

 

 

 

this shouldn't be any problem since Solid Edge is able to develope any surface to a flat pattern since ST7

 

You have to be within a part and finally You need to be in ordered mode.

 

Then go to extras where You also will find the flat model and here the second option (other than sheet metal flat pattern) the "platine body"

 

here you can select any surface or group of surface for which SE will create You the flat pattern of it

 

See picture

 

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regards
Wolfgang

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What is this "Extras" tab? Is this something that SE Premium has?

Edit: Nevermind. It's "Tools"

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Hi @bshand

 

 

 

 

exactly, in the English version of SE this might be the "Tools" tab.

 

This is nothing which has to do with premium , it should be there from Foundation upwards.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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So what I get when I use the "flatten" tool is something that looks like thisFlattened, but not really....Flattened, but not really....

Not sure why I can't get it lay completely flat.

Regards

Peter

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Hi @Greybarn

 

 

 

 

could it be, that You have selected the wrong developable surface?

 

For me the picture looks like You have selected the side surface instead of the top surface.

 

You have to use those surface which should be flat afterwards.

Not the side surface You want to cut then as laser cut.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Hi @Greybarn

 

 

 

here is a short video from above mentione developement

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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HI @Greybarn

 

 

 

 

just seen that I also have taken the wrong surface for my last picture

 

As mentioned it should be the top surface not the side one

 



regards
Wolfgang

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So here is the part I have modeled in my pictures. We want to cut these on a CNC table, using the widest face as the flat surface. If you look at the other faces, then you can see why we want to do that. 

I have some other examples of triangular shapes, that we would like to cut too.

Regards

Peter

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Hi @Greybarn

 

 

 

and what's about the red inner surface?

 

This IMHO produces a fine flat geometry, isn't it?

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regards
Wolfgang