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calendered sheet metal

how can i make a calendered sheet metal like solidworks and then flatten it?

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  • Not sure I understand what "calendered" sheet metal is. If the object can be created as a solid model, then converted to a sheet metal object with SMCONVERT, and finally unfolded with SMUNFOLD, it would be "flattened". Is that what you're looking for? The attached file shows a slotted cylinder unfolded. This is considered a "lofted" bend, and the number of segments (subdivisions) in the unfolded blank can be set in the mechanical browser.

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Origami
Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper and involves the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding.

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