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How to add features on a sheet metal at its flat pattern state?

Question asked by Ruik Zhang on Sep 23, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2016 by Ruik Zhang

Hi All,

I am using solid works for sheet metal drawings.

I want to model a circular sheet metal with some slots features on its outer side surface. For accuracy and convenience, I want to add the features at its flat pattern state.

However, after exit of the flat pattern, the features can no be seen.  Also is the complication of the detailed drawings of it.  I tried use unfold and fold method, it seems still does not work.  Attached is my  drawings (solidworks 2014 or 2015 version).


Can any one tell me how to solve the problems?   In addition, it seems previous versions such as version 2008  can do it easily?  Thank you