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Pulling Off Surface In Sw

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I have created a curved and tapered bottle in SolidWorks. I now need to pull off a full surface label for the Deco.

 

How do I pull off a surface and split it to open in a mercator type flat?

 

Thanks

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I'll try to add a jpeg. The label on this bottle was for identification. There will be either a wrapped label or it will be screened.

 

The wrapped label would be on the upper half, from the body arc tangent upwards. When the label is flattened it will be arced, and creating that flattened surface is the problem I have.

 

Thank you

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Guest triax

Hello dbrlogan,

 

Not exactly sure what your looking for here.

 

Without thinking about it look at unfolding metal sheets in help.

 

Regards,

T.

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Since this is a non-developable shape,..

http://en.wiki.mcneel.com/content/upload/f...elopable_PG.pdf

http://en.wiki.mcneel.com/default.aspx/McN...ngSurfaces.html

 

..you will most likely need to talk this over with a label maker, preferably one who has experience with solving problems or issues like this by being creative with the label (see attached image) or thin materials or also using alternative applications, such as, pad printing, laser printing, heat transfers,...

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Yes, that's the practical way to go.

The Pad printing is one of the most used method to print on a curved surface, the drawback is that it is mainly for high volume production and it is a little bit expensive. Labels are cheaper, and the Paul's idea gives enough flexibility to the label so it can adjust on the surface very well.

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