This is an inkscape extension to unfold a frustum (=truncated cone) or a cone (if cut diameter=0) and generate a sheet cutting layout or flat pattern projection that can be rolled or bend up into a (truncated) cone shape.
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README.md

Sheet Metal Cone

Cone

This extensions draws the 2D shape which is required to form a 3D cone (or truncated cone) after it's cut out (of whatever material).

It can be used to generate a sheet cutting layout for a (truncated) cone. The extension unfolds a frustum (=truncated cone) or a cone (if cut diameter=0) and generates a sheet cutting layout or flat pattern projection that can be rolled or bend up into a (truncated) cone shape.

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Installation

Copy the two files sheet_metal_conus.inx and sheet_metal_conus.py into the extensions folder: The exact folder is indicated in: "Edit -> Preferences -> System: User extensions"

Generally the extension folder can be found here:

-> Linux:

  • ~/.config/inkscape/extensions/
  • /usr/share/inkscape/extensions/

-> Windows:

  • type the following into the address line on a File Browser window:
  • %appdata%/inkscape/extensions

-> Mac OS X:

  • /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/share/inkscape/extensions/

The menu entry for this this extension can be found under: "Extensions->Folded Forms->Sheet Metal Conus..."

License

Distributed under the GNU LGPL v.3.0.

References

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