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PTC Creo- "Unfolding" sheetmetal (Picture included)

PTC Creo- "Unfolding" sheetmetal (Picture included)

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Hello all,

I have recently designed this solid part and have converted in to a sheet metal part in Creo Parametric 3.0.
However, I need to "unfold" this cylinder-like part and locate the "rip" at one of the flat sections.

I can get a flat section if I unfold it where one of the "rolls" begin but this is not desired.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I want to create a .dxf of this part, and have the seam, which will be welded, to be located within one of the flat, smooth sections of the part.



Thanks in advance,
Jay W.

RE: PTC Creo- "Unfolding" sheetmetal (Picture included)

This question would have been better asked in the PTC: Creo Parametric thread.

Sheet metal operations and flat patterns are designed for a true bending operation, not a rolling one.
To flatten your part, create a cut through on of the flat areas and then use the opposite flat area as your base flange. Depending on the material thickness and bend radius the system will calculate any deformation in the bend area as it creates a flat pattern.

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