I know, Rhino is not meant to be a MCAD.
Rhino 4.0 does not have:
Unfold or unbend - to make a flat pattern from 3D shapes made from bending up a 2D pattern. Mostly used to create sheet metal cases, etc. Most MCAD products do this nicely,
We still sometimes do this with Rhino, as it makes no sense for us to invest 6k euros for just an Unbend Software.
As Rhino principially has all you need on board, I believe that it would not be too complicated to improve the workflow a little bit. Could make Rhino extremely interesting for a lot of small metal fabricators, I believe.
BTW: WIP crashed, when I tried to print this to pdf …, this printout is V5 with 7-pdf printer
metaRhino unbend.pdf (163.3 KB)