Unfolding and folding a cylinder

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Unfolding and folding a cylinder

Postby haqbilal » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:28 am

Hello everyone, I must say firstly that I have loved sketchup ever since I was introduced to it. Since then I have been browsing this forum forum and I must agree with the many others that this is a great place and the even greater minds and the work I have seen here by everyone is truly inspiring.

Ok, I have a query realy and I hope sombody could assist. I work as an Urban Designer for the CIty of Durban, South Africa. I am currently designing an elaborate light fixture. I need to know how to unfold a cylinder, create some trianagular holes on the unfolded result, and fold the rectangular back into a cylinder!! Please help.

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Mohammad Bilal Haq

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Re: Unfolding and folding a cylinder

Postby haqbilal » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:30 am

Hi James,

Thanks for the quick response. I have tried that method but that would take a very long time as the cylinder would need a number of these triangular bits for the perforation. Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Re: Unfolding and folding a cylinder

Postby modelhead » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:31 am

Do the same as James has suggested except make the group a component. Decide how many pieces you need. Do a move/copy and then multiply the number of components to the desired number....lets say 30, so do a keyboard entry "X30" (times 30).

edit: you must push the pieces through the cylinder by hand at this point.

Now just erase and clean-up the one component and they will all go away.

sorry...I have the keyboard entry backwards...should be "30X"

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Re: Unfolding and folding a cylinder

Postby haqbilal » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:32 am

Thanks GUYS!!!

I am going to try these methods and see how they turn out!!

Great help you guys.

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