Whats the best way to make a dome

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Latest replyon Apr 8, 2010 2:32 PM by Matthew Neesley

Whats the best way to make a dome in sheet metal?

I would like to know what the best way would be to create a domed piece of sheet metal in Solidworks…my desired end-result is a half-sphere thats been shelled; However, I dont think the shell command would be the right way to go, because how would the part unfold?

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Re: Whats the best way to make a dome in sheet metal?

A shelled part couldnt be manufactured using sheet metal methods so un-folding wouldnt matter anyway. If what youre after is a formed part in that shap I think you answered your own question.

Re: Whats the best way to make a dome in sheet metal?

Solidworks can not unfold complex geometry in sheetmetal when the material is being pulled or drawn in two or more directions at one time.

Re: Whats the best way to make a dome in sheet metal?

Actually, I think I found what I was looking for…close to the Dimple embossing tool.

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