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Can't find any information on unfold surface tool.

Want find out how to unpack a boat hull design into a 2d pattern.

(I am using VW Architect 2019)

thanks

Michael Carter

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The unfold command works with nurbs surfaces. Select a nurbs surface and use this commmand to unfold it. The command only works on single curved surfaces.

 

Does that help?

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8 hours ago, Michael Carter said:

Can't find any information on unfold surface tool.

Want find out how to unpack a boat hull design into a 2d pattern.

(I am using VW Architect 2019)

thanks

Michael Carter

As a pro boat designer, I doubt that the unfolding in VW will be usable. It's just too limited. I only use VW for basic documentation when doing boat design. 

 

Here is an example having about 200 parts plus profiles made of high grade stainless steel, and nested for laser cutting. The unfolds also included on surface markings for precise positioning of connecting parts. The fit was 100% right. 

 

 

Hull plate example.jpg

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I read options are little and limited and that there is dedicated software around, but would it be possible to do this in VW?

 

I’m still working on that ski tow I posted some time ago – actually my students are… – and was thinking maybe #Marionette has some commands/scripts that will be of any help?

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