Paneling Tools for Perforated Metal

I have this shape how I need it and now I need this to have a perforated look to it. A classmate of mine told me that I could use paneling tools, but I am struggling. I also need to take this shape and put it into a Revit model in order to export some drawings so I’m not sure that just using a masked image would work. Any advice?

FlowalongSrf should do the trick. Unroll or smash it, layout the perforations as curves on the flat surface, flowalongsrf back to the original surface then trim as required.

What exactly are you struggling with when using PanelingTools?
Can you share a sketch of the result you wish to get?