The points or holes can be cut in the rolled plate, which was made by going into sheet metal and creating a base flange. The part can be flattened out, but the holes disappear.
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I can't imagine what your issue is. How are you adding the holes? Are they suppressed after you flatten your part? Am I not understanding your question correctly? Do I ask too many questions? Perhaps if you attached a part or pic it would help us figure this out. Are you using a swept flange maybe? If so, and you are not using 2016 the issue you are having is expected. The holes do not map in 2015 and previous versions using a sheet metal sweep.
can you please guide me the design intent you are following to make the part or attached that part within this thread. As I have created a rolled part, made some holes in it, then flattened it. Its working fine. I'm using SolidWorks 2016 SP0.1 & 2015 SP4.0. Which version are you using??
Thank you guys for the help. Shortly after i had posted this question I had noticed some of my holes (which are noted as curves in SW2014) were inside the rolled sheet metal. So apparently this causes them not to show up in the flat pattern. When I moved them out of the solid then cut the holes and then flattened, they appeared. What i am trying to accomplish here actually goes a bit deeper with more problems. Let me explain... I imported a 3D AutoCAD .dwg of holes which are noted as curves in SW. The plan was to make little marks on the curved sheet metal where they are suppose to be located, then un-roll to the flat pattern where i would use the marks to sketch the actual size holes over the flat pattern. Then suppress the first cuts which were used as markers from the rolled sheet metal. Use the new sketch to cut holes through the flattened plate and roll to get all the holes pointing toward the center of the radius of the rolled plate...
The new holes that are cut wont show up in the rolled plate. Not sure if this will work this way and open to any suggestions.
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