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3D models

Post by Welding1993 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:42 am

Hello, I am running Solidworks and I was trying to figure out a way to take a 3D model and make it to where I can cut it on the table then assemble it. Anyone have any tips?

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Re: 3D models

Post by MemFor » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:22 pm

It's more of a low tech way to do it but free, using pepakura designer: http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/

I typically use it for paper craft models but can be used for metal also. It will "unfold" 3d model then you can just convert it into your drawing program.

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Re: 3D models

Post by BanksAg » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:33 pm

I don't know Solidworks, but I use Rhino which I'm told is in many ways comparable. In Rhino there is a Make2D command which allows you to convert various views of a 3D model into 2D drawings. I would imagine with as powerful as Solidworks is, there is something similar - it's just a matter of figuring out what it's called and/or what menu it's in.
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