I'm designing some sculptures based on intersecting cones at different
angles using AutoCAD 2002 "solids" tools. I'd like to fabricate my
models from sheet steel. Is there an AutoCAD routine which will
"unwrap" a selected 3D surface into a 2D pattern, so that I can then
cut this pattern out of steel and bend it to recreate the 3D model.
Also, reversing the above process, is there a routine which will allow
you to take a 2D surface in AutoCAD and allow you to apply it and
"wrap it around" a solid of defined dimensions ?
If there's an existing AutoCAD command, downloadable LISP routine or a
3rd party software package that will do this, , I would be most
interested to know.
Many thanks in anticipation
18 years ago