Every time I try, it does the entire edge, instead of the sketch.
It looks good while in the function:
But once extruded:
I've tried through all, up to next, up to surface, and everything.
Thanks in advance.
I can't reproduce your issue.
I'm not seeing the issue that you are getting either.
Are you able to upload your part for us to look at?
Are you sure you are using an Extruded Cut normal to the sketch because your preview doesn't look right to me?
Thank you for the replies.
My sketch is extruding normal to the edge, at least my sketch is drawn on that surface.
One other thing to note is that I am using the sheet metal function because I will use the flat pattern.
Here are some more pictures but I am new at this and haven't figured out how to attach models.
do you have the "normal cut" option in the cut feature selected?
Wow what a difference! What does Normal Cut mean?
Ohhh, from the help file.
"When adding a cut to a folded sheet metal part, select Normal cut to ensure that the cut is created normal to the sheet metal thickness."
I don't work in sheet metal much, but I guess that makes sense.
When replying go the advanced editor and then use the paper clip in the lower right corner to attach file. It is best to zip the file before attaching.
Use the Unfold, make the cuts, then Fold.
Thanks again for all the help.
I am also having trouble with the flattening of the piece as well.
I've attached the part, and yes normal cut is selected.
Here is the sketch profile for my sheet metal.
I originally tried this sketch:
but then the ends of the cylinder are not parallel.
But in real life, if you roll a sheet of material the ends will not be parallel.
sw sheet metal features require constant thickness. since your sketched arcs are not a constant distance apart, it is assuming the "thickness" of your sheet is in the direction you extruded. so the "normal cut" is removing material parallel to that thickness.
also, you should always fully define your sketches.
It's easier to draw your ID or OD and then do a base flange. This will keep your thickness uniform throughout the part.
Thank you for your replies. I was able to un-check normal cut and just set my draft angle to 0°.
..when I try, mine keep twisting...?
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