I am the author of the Cone Layout program (see pulserate.com) which can calculate the layout or flat pattern projection of a cone with tilted ends. I am currently working on a new version that can also generate square-to-round "cones". I have succesfully updated the finite element model (FEM) that is used by the program to generate the layout:However, but noticed that the resulting layout is difficult to bend/roll. Is it generally necessary to make incisions at the corners of the squared end of the cone in order for the square-to-round cone layout to bend properly, or did I just make a mistake in my model?
All suggestions are highly appreciated!