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Flat Pattern Equation

Question asked by 1-KXQ8ZY on Jun 4, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2010 by Aaron Hubert

I'm creating flat patterns for doors that we manufacture for compartments.  We have an equation the figure out the cut size by using the door opening side.  I was wondering if there was a way to create an equation where i could just put in the opening width of the compartment and it would give me the proper cut side for the door.  I created an equation as shown below

 

"D1@Sketch1" = "D1@Sketch1" + 4  Which i thought whatever value I added to D1@Sketch1 would add 4 inches, but there might be a glitch because it keeps adding 4 inches automatically, even if  i just open the sketch to edit it.  Also, when I turn it into a sheet metal base flange, it adds a wierd number.  I'm confused.  Maybe it can't be done, but I've worked with equations before, and this isn't that complicated.

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