Thanks for quick reply Kelef,
That is a good work around.
I just don't understand why flat pattern is not an option in view palette.
I hope it's just a random one off thing :-/
hei'ya Ben Ben,
if you had it working the way you wanted
and something has changed check your template
but as far as I know the flat pattern will be
first generated after the part is inserted to the drawing
sorry, years since our company chased their drawing standards
you can also use "orientations"
I really cann't remember the last time
I had to change drawing templates
maybe a guru will chip in-
Deepak Gupta comes on line in a
couple of hours usually
sorry that's all I got dude-
have a good'n- kelef
EDIT: ignore all and well done again Dennis Bacon
it helps to look at the part file-
Forgive my ignorance, but how do I go about deleting the body?
Also how would this have happened in the first place?
Even if both bodies are sheet metal, the flat pattern view does not show up in the pallete. We have always needed to use the Model View tool to create a flat patterns in multi-body parts so I do not think it is that SolidWorks is confused as much as it is that SolidWorks does not include it in the functionality.
David Brukardt wrote:
Even if both bodies are sheet metal, the flat pattern view does not show up in the pallete.
David/Ben, this is correct behavior with multi bodies sheet metal part as SOLIDWORKS can not show both flat pattern at same time. Hence one need to use model view and select the required body to insert the flat pattern view for that body.
You had "Keep Body" checked when you used convert to sheet metal. This kept the original body as it is and created a new sheet metal body. This caused the error due to multi body.
Also this part can be all made in sheet metal and there is no need to do extrude first.
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Spot on Deepak
And yer, i'll just use the Base Flange/Tab sheet metal feature from now on rather than extruding then converting to sheet metal.
Hi again guys, did a search on my new problem and low n behold, I have had the problem before.
Only this time I don't think I have an answer.
Exactly the same issue as my original post, new file attached (16x4_x264HIGH_CON_RED_3mm)
I'm stumped again.
Thanks in advance.
Yer for some reason it's working for me also.
Only difference, the first time I added the part to the drawing sheet via the "Model View" button.
When I tried again I added it through the View Palette on the right.
I dunno :-/ but tis working now thanks
ps. anybody know why I can't mark Dennis Bacons answer as correct?
Ben Ben wrote:
ps. anybody know why I can't mark Dennis Bacon answer as correct?
In order to mark someone's reply as correct answer, the post should be started as question. There could be a possibility that you might not have don that and hence do not find any option for making a post as correct answer.