Im new to solid edge. Trying to self learn.
Ive created a tube and need to flatten so it can be rolled. Am i right in saying that the tube requires splitting before it can be rolled? If so how do i split the tube?
Further to normal [just as I would do this] solution offered by Joris, and because there is usually at least a couple of ways to accomplish tasks in Solid Edge, you could also draw a pizza segment [obviously, you'd need to dimension accordingly, to have a smaller gap than I have used for illustration] to one end, and use it as a cutout to the full length of the tube, then switch to "Ordered" mode > run "Convert to Sheet Metal" > "Flatten". Done!
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Thanks guys still having a couple of problems. Ive got my tube (3mm wall thickness) and cut out a 0.1mm pizza shape all the way through. Then switched over to sheet metal to flatten and this problem occurs. Please see image below.
First of all, start in sheet metal, a sheet metal part is drawn in the sheet metal environment.
Than, the easiest way is draw a nearly closed arc when creating a "Contour Flange".
In my prior screenshot you can see all the steps I think.