I cannot get my sheet metal part to flatten, it seems to not like cut/extrude # 5. Can anyone help me figure the problem out? Thank you.
The problem is that solidworks needs a the beginning or the end of the loft to calculate the flatpattern.
At the beginning you cut away the start.
with your last cut you cut away the beginning.
You need to adjust your model so that a little bit of the original edge of the lofted feature is still there.
I think this will save your issue.
With kind regards,
My assumption is my cut-extrude# 5 is interfering with the bend line(s) on this part, however, the part uses lofted bends and bend line locations are not shown. I need the part exactly how it is, extruded cuts and all. Any suggestions/solutions to this problem guys? Any help would be appreciated, my co-worker and I can't seem to figure it out. Thank you.
Watch what happens when you move the cut-extrude 5 to after the flat-pattern.
Try adding the cut-extrude 5 to post flattening. Make sure you sketch the cut in the correct orientation. Play with it there.
As a workaround, If you need it to be displayed in the bent orientation, I would create a configuration to display how this is cut through while bent as a separate feature, suppressing that which fails.
Thank you Scott I will mess around with it.
Scott, the cut needs to be made in the formed view in order for the part to work, I know how I want the part to be cut in the formed but not flat. I don't know the dimensions of the cut if I were to do it in the flat pattern...If you understand what i'm saying.
Scott were you able to view the part?
Have you tried going under Configurations and selecting DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN
Next go back to Feature Manager Design Tree & select the drop down for Flat Pattern at the bottom of the design tree & unsupress Flat Pattern2
Then check your print
I'm actually getting rebuild errors trying to flatten my part, I know how to flatten the part. Thanks for the help though Jacob.
Thank you I will look into this, if anyone else has any other suggestions please let me know. Thank you.
You were correct Francesco, I had to get rid of the cut and edit the original sketch for the part instead. Thanks a lot !!!
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