Import UV map as 3D model

is there any possibility to use a uv-map as 3d model? I tried to export the map as SVG and to import it again but the resulting model does not help me much.

i need a flattened version of my model to create instructions for some handicraft.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=133913&highlight=paper+models

Maybe try the different threads mentioned there - looks like you could use something there to flatten a version of your model into a paper cutout maybe…