Is their a way to take a flat sheet metal part and make it into a cylinder using sheet metal commands?
Why can't you go from cylinder to flat (easily doable)?
I have a flat that already has the geometry cut into it now that I think of it I could do the cylinder and start an assembly using my already flat to get the geometry I need that should work.
In that case try using Sketched Bend like Mark McMullen example in this post https://forum.solidworks.com/message/426073#comment-426073
first thing I thought too!
Why when I add the holes in the flat and then unfold it the holes go away?
Can you attach your *.sldprt file here?
Going back to the model I lose my flat pattern holes?
What im trying to do is add holes from a flat pattern I already have geometry in. I created a flat and pulled it into an assembly and mated the part over top of the other part. When I add the holes and go back to the part file and unfold it the holes are suppressed?
Attach your *.sldprt file here and end all doubt.
I can add the holes at the flat state with no problem but when its unfolded the holes are not their
Are you attempting to add holes to Flat Pattern or to Unfolded part?
Can you attach your *.sldprt file with Unfold feature
can you at least attach image of feature tree showing Unfold feature rather than mere words?
I do not see any Unfold feature in your feature tree?
Can you attach your *.sldprt file here rather than mere pictures?
As J. Mather suspected, you are adding feature below Flat Pattern and then would puff off (Suppress) when you get out of flat pattern. So move your features above flat pattern.
I tried to move it above flat pattern but it wont
I need the holes added and be able to unfold the part with the holes in it creating a tub. What I did was create the tub and then unfolded it started and assembly using mates to lay the original flat part with the geometry in it. I wanted to use that to add the holes and then unfold it.
Dave Metheney wrote: ... What I did was create the tub and then unfolded it ....
Dave Metheney wrote:
... What I did was create the tub and then unfolded it ....
I do not see any Unfold features in your feature tree?
Unfold and Flat Pattern are two entirely different features.
Can you attach your *.sldprt file here (ask how if you don't know how).
This is a binary yes/no question.
Yes, I can, but I don't know how.
No, the design is proprietary and I do not know how to create a dummy file that exhibits all of the behavior of my proprietary design.
how do I attach the file
Check #18 of Forum Posting on how to attach files while replying to a post.
I got it to work using base flange. Now my next question is can you add a hem at the flat level and then fold the part again?
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