see attached, dims of rectangle and elipsoid show no flattened out surface either banana peeled Mercator style or larger.
Surely flattening out should see a larger surface and shape result ?
This was prompted to see what happened in smash by this…
In my project I opted for explode ‘no’ and the result was no larger at first glance, the triangle panel was if anything smaller, resulting panels were overlapping.
I want to supply the shape a triangle panel on a compound curved rudder surface makes to the maker, smash seemed ideal.
I opted for explode then had to joint the parts together.
Joining the triangle together saw join failures, as lines no longer join up. A retrace was necessary.
SteveSmash on compound curve puzzled.3dm (104.2 KB)