Can this part be flattened using SolidWorks 2013?
Yes - select a flat face and insert Sheet Metal Bends
Tried that and could not get it to work ...
Ok Try this - Add a radius inside and outside, can be anything bigger than your thickness and make sure the difference between the radius is the material thickness -
Material thickness .100
Inside Radius - .100 then your outside radius needs to be .200 (or whatever works for ya
No luck ......... Did it work for you?
I tried it again and no it didn't work and the reason is there must be an uneven thickness in the part. You could try corner relief notches, but I don't think that would even work. You need to do what Mike Pogue says below. The part seems to have a lot of features to get to the final shape, which is ok as a layout part, but I would create another one using that part as the overall size. Do this by opening a new assembly or editing the current assembly and inserting a new part, select all the faces of the original part and use the offset surface feature and set it at .000" and thicken to the amount you need and then insert your bends. I would leave the original component in the assembly and exclude it from the BOM and then hide it, that way its still there if and when your original part needs to change..
SWX is not able to handle two bends. Add tangency and leave just one bend.
This part is madness.
Redraw the part from this view as a sheet metal U bracket.
Then flip to the top view and make these cuts.
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