I want to create a fairly complex/irregular model of 3mm thick sheet metal, with bends, and then 'flatten' it ready for laser-cutting.
My starting point is 2D polylines (in 3d space) for each facet.
What is the best workflow to first turn these into a single sheet with thickness that I can then successfully flatten?
I can give the 2d polylines thickness, and/or I can create 'Surface from Profile' which results in an ACIS solid of zero thickness, which I can then Boolean3D add to others the same, and possibly Shell (sometimes works?). But I still don't have radiused edges that I can then flatten.
I think I must be missing something? Seems straightforward enough.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 09:24:23 AM by IanC »
Currently installed v17.2 Pro (with VBA) and 2019 Pro Platinum on Windows 10. I started with TC v2 !