Export Unfolded Pannels

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    • #38371
      Leo
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      I have modeled a boat that I would like to build with the stitch and glue method.

      The unfold tool can create the various parts that I will need to cut from plywood with my CNC machine that I will stitch back together in the boat shape.

      The problem is that I can’t find a way to export the unfolded output into any other format than jpg. I would need them in a vector format that I can manipulate to prepare for toolpathing, etc… The DXF option is grayed out. I am assuming that this option is not available in the free version?

    • #38373
      giorgio zuppin
      Participant

      Hi, in the downfold “Save”dialog box you can choose “export” – 3D curves – 3D mesh – .STL file
      That’s all currently in the free version…
      No clues why why your option is greyed, maybe some bug in your file – not necessarily: could be a wrong setting.
      Some samples:

      Beware on export 3D meshes – just a layer ( part of the hull) at once, better Not symmetric (adjust layer props. temporarily) otherwise the result could be a horrible mess!
      Let us know if it works.
      Bye, Jurgen.

    • #38374
      giorgio zuppin
      Participant

      There were two more files but I forgot the site’s policy: too much space!!!
      Apologize Mr. adm.
      Jurgen.

    • #38376
      Leo
      Participant

      The only save option that is available from the “unfold” tool is to save the image (as a .jpg).

      I have tried exporting the model from the projects “save” dropdown menu. When I do that I get a 3D output rather than the 2D unfolded output that I need to cut the parts from plywood.

      Does the paid version allow for saving the unfolded shapes in vector formats?

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    • #38378
      Tim Stewart
      Participant

      The paid version does allow saving the unfolded shapes as shown.
      Maybe that is the answer?
      I do not use the free version.

      Could you post the file?
      Perhaps someone will confirm if it is your file or not, which is giving the problem.

      Regards Tim

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    • #38387
      Leo
      Participant

      This is the file I am playing with. I can unfold the pieces as layers into a jpeg (attached).

      On a separate topic. Any ideas on how to model some “stations” into it? I am thinking of the support ribs, seats and the transom?

      This program is fun! I am still very much in the learning phase though.

      Leo

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