Theoretically, it would be possible to add something like a k-factor with finite-elements too, but currently, the mesh-unwrapping doesn't include this. The algorithm minimizes only the energy introduced by linear membrane-deformation. As I understand, the k-faktor is a compensation-factor for plastic-deformation due to bending deformation. Theoretically, it should be possible to use shell-elements and "plastic relaxation" to remove introduced bending stresses.
To dampen expectations in case you want to switch to another system: It's not only a question of how powerful a CAD system is. It is a mathematical question and a part of a sphere or similar 3D surface cannot be unfolded without loss.
I would second this. It is a very math intensive issue.chrisb wrote: ↑Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:47 am