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Form Tool Flat Pattern Visibility not working

Question asked by Dominick Cerce on Aug 10, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2018 by Dennis Bacon

I am trying to export a sheet metal part with form tools into our turret punch press programming software, Striker.  They have told us to change the form tool's "Flat Pattern Visibility" to "Show Profile" in order to show a more simple representation of the tool, so that Striker can automatically recognize this special tool.  We have tried this and it seems like there is a bug in Solidworks 2017 which fails to include this tool "profile" sketch when exporting the flat pattern.  I have tried just making a drawing in Solidworks to see if the "profile" is shown and it is not.  I have tried exporting a DXF, and again the "profile" is not shown.  Has anyone else experienced this issue, or have an idea what I may be doing wrong?


I attached a pack and go of the part and drawing if anyone wants to open this exact part.  Thanks for your help!