I am trying to cut a sheet metal part so that it matches up to a bent tube for welding (see attached screenshot).
I have tried both a Swept cut and a surface cut, which both cut the part how I want but neither have a "normal" option for the cut thereby making the sheet metal part unfoldable.
I could make normal cuts using the surface cut edges for reference, but thats kind of a long way to do it, is there no way to normal cut like this?
After much frustration, I came up with a simple solution thanks to this thread:https://forum.solidworks.com/message/413131#comment-413131
Instead of trying to cut the base flange with the surface, extrude the base flange up to the surface (or offset from surface to add some clearance). This way you dont have to worry about normal cuts as it will be created in the base flange itself.
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