reverse engineering a bracket.
I have a trace of a metal plate (inner surface non stretch) after it was folded and laying it out on paper it shows me the plate before folding and importantly the size and location of ‘the arch’. I now recreate that in 3D. (magenta)
I want to use it to establish where the curved arch will be on a folded item. (blue)
the fold has inner radius 0.05inch, outer stretched radius 0.08 inch.
How do I take this and fold it through that radius to see where the arch sits ?
then I can plot the result on the blue upright, who’s upper extent is sketched by the way. (bears no resemblance in height or width to that area, ditto that part of the ‘pink’ flat plate, just again an arbitrary shape, enough to show me where the arches will be, to then draw that area accurately.
folding the trace though 90degs.3dm (300.7 KB)
maybe this Grasshopper code is the fix ?
Can i use this on this and how much time will it need to use it as I have no experience with GH at the mo, and GH not installed, I have V5 and win764bit pro so will GH work ?
Could someone just bend it with their GH using this code in this thread above, get me out of my immediate need pleeeese .