I have a ring i need to turn into a sheet metal flat pattern. I've tried the stuff i've seen on youtube but it doesn't seem to work for me because of the angles. Hoping someone would have the information to make it so. SolidWorks 2018
Flat pattern screen shot:
Instead of a surface loft, etc., create a thin revolve with your single sketch line located at the inner or outer face.
Revolve to just under 360°.
Make the thickness close to the gauge, it'll be reset later in insert bends.
Do an insert bends and select one of the end faces and enter one of the radii for the line as the bend radius value.
No time to put a model where my mouth is, but this is the workflow I'd try.
Remember, if you're making a circle sheet metal part, you need a tiny slot so it can un-fold and become flat.
You can make the part 359.9999 degrees and it would work like what Kevin Chandler mentioned above. It just cant be the full 360 degrees.
Without knowing to much about what you are trying to do here is your ring...
P.s. Correction let me quickly make you a lofted one, did not see it was a loft.
I was working on it...you ninja ...however, i used a loft (formed) in sheet metal.
Here is your ring
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