I have scanned an object in 3D and need to flatten or unroll it (I assume) so I can get the proper measurements.
this will then be cut out of sheets of material (flat surface). therefore i need to know the rise and fall along the object (proper measurement).
flatten or project to c plane (not a proper measurement).
Sorry I am new to alot of these commands and tools. I do not totally understand how to make a section however I believe that will only get me that one single dimension. the red line in my drawing was an example of a dimension i need. however you can see the the object is tapered and the dimension changes along the object. If i am understanding you correctly i do not think this will give desired result.
I am hoping to unroll the 3d object in some way that I can know “all measurements” not just one single measurement of the object.
Hello - I guess this is digitized, is that correct? If so, I would try to simplify - e.g. it looks like there is a base plane, a higher plane, angled surfaces between them and fillets between the angled surfaces and the planes…
for one, my thing will unroll - it is an approximation - I did not, for instance, take care in selecting the fillet radius - I was guessing as to how it could be simplified, just going from that perimeter curve, but I daresay you can make a better version with a bit more time.