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Converting Thickened Surface to Sheet Metal Part

Question asked by Frank Bath on Sep 27, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2016 by Dennis Bacon



Our architect sent some hull files that he had tweaked for us - he uses Multifurf so the file came back as an .igs file. I was able to use those surfaces to generate the hull plates that we need, however, I have come up short on a method to get the thickened offset surfaces that I have created to convert to sheet metal parts. I'm not running the premium edition of SolidWorks, so I don't have access to the very simple solution of Flatten Surface - I have to find another way to get the parts to flatten out so we can cut them. Of course I don't have a linear edge to use with Insert Bends - and I'm not sure how I would go about creating one from what I have.


I've attached one of the hull plates.


I'm running 2016 x64, SP 2.0, Professional.


Thank you for any suggestions you might have.