I am trying to flatten a sheet metal part. Works fine for perpendicular faces but three of the faces I want to flatten are curves and are not accepted because they are "non-planar". Suggestions?
From the picture I suspect you are attempting to "convert to sheet metal" a solid. It would be difficult to explain the steps. Could you attach the model?
Thanks, Dennis. Actually, the part is designed as is and I'd like to flatten the whole thing out.
Hello Rob... Sorry for the delay, but I had spent a bunch of money on a ppv boxing match and didn't want to miss it. It looks like you got your geometry from an imported file and and sketched your geometry from that since there are a bunch of out of context relations. I was able to do this by altering some of sketches in order to make it more converting to sheet metal compatible. Sort of guessed what might be important to you since some geometry did have to change. I also deleted some features and inserted a couple of edge bends and played with those to get something very close to what you have. I have attached an assembly file of your original part and the original part that I modified. I noticed that your part is a little skewed (not parallel to the established planes which made things a bit more difficult. I did not change that but you might consider lining up the model correctly which you got your geometry from. Another thing is the 0 gap (I made it .001) between the base and two radiused bends when unfolded. I take it you are using 2015..
I am immensely grateful to you for your help. I am not a power user of Solidworks, especially in sheet metal. I will step through your process and try to understand it.
Again, many thanks.
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