October 31, 2022 at 3:09 pmchalkeSubscriber
I have a curved geometry which I import into space claim. I then want to obtain a flatten surface of the curved surface and get the .dxf file of it. I think I can use the unfold command in Sheet metal tab to achieve what I want. However, the unfold command is inactive. I would like to have suggestions on how to activate the unfold command.
November 2, 2022 at 7:03 amSahil SuraAnsys Employee
You can unfold the following types of walls, but you must right-click a planar face and not a cylinder or a cone:
- Planar walls
- Cylindrical walls, including large diameter cylinders (roll bends)
- Most conical walls, such as a part with variable radius round between arcs that was shelled and converted to a sheet metal part. Parts that are made with blends between radii also unfold reliably.
- Z bends and S bends, even when they neighbor a cylindrical or conical wall.
- Walls that includes holes that touch a bend or are included in an object that includes a bend.
- Double-walled parts that include a complex unbending edge.
You also might want to try including the 'Beta options', which can be found in Workbench window >> Tools >> Appearance >> Beta Options
More information on the unfold option can be found in the following references which also include some examples too.
Unfolding Sheet Metal Components (ansys.com)
Hope this helps,
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