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Unfold Face tool
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* January 12, 2019, 08:39:00 AM
I can use this tool to unfold the face of a partial straight cylinder ( think half of a beer can) , but not the face of a tapered cylinder (airplane turtledeck). Is this possible?

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* January 12, 2019, 09:47:19 AM
#1
It works for me. Can you post the .tcw in which it seems not to work?

Henry H

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* January 13, 2019, 02:42:30 PM
#2
Here is a test file. As you can see the straight cylinder unfolded. I cannot select the tapered cylinder with the tool.

I am using proplatinum 21

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* January 13, 2019, 04:56:52 PM
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Here is a test file. As you can see the straight cylinder unfolded. I cannot select the tapered cylinder with the tool.

I am using proplatinum 21

After fiddling with this for a while, I've concluded that the Start Angles and End Angles must be identical for the two circular arcs you lofted to create the tapered cylinder. I guess that otherwise the object is not a "ruled surface" and therefore cannot be flattened.

Henry H

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