In many cases, we are forced to shell a model to get our sheet metal body. In BricsCAD, the SmConvert command simplifies this, by automatically recognizes flanges, bends and lofted bends. During bending operation, small cuts corners are typically required because of the material conflict. The SmReliefCreate tool automatically creates reliefs on hard edges, bends, and corners for the entire model."
To make the model unfoldable, some edges need to be converted to junctions.
Use a window or one-by-one selection method to choose necessary edges.
Convert the remaining hard edges to bends.
Now it’s time to generate the unfolded representation with manufacturing information. The unfolded representation of the model can be placed near the initial model.