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Drawing a cone with a tab and flatten

Question asked by Mono Tovarisj on Aug 24, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 25, 2016 by Mono Tovarisj

I want to draw something like this:




I have made the base cone as a revolved feature and inserted bends, to this point I can easily flatten it.


However when it comes to creating the overlap and the tab solidworks does not want to playnice. I have drawn it both in flatten and folded view and if I draw it folded, it refuses to have them merged (duuh, as the bodies would intersect itself) however in unmerged mode it goes fine. But when I flatten it, the tab and overlap dissappears. Same goes for the other way around, if I draw the tab in the flatten view it dissapears when i fold it.


How can I make this so I can both make a flat pattern and have it in my assembly in folded view?