Can anyone tell me when we are generating a Sheet metal drawing , why the flattened view doesn't come when it is dragged from view even though it does appear in the drawing views.
Thanks & Regards,
Works fine here.
What solidworks version are you running? Also, can you post the offending part or sample file?
Open your part and make sure it has a configuration for flat pattern. Also check that for flat pattern configuration, flat-pattern feature is unsuppressed.
Else share the offending part or a sample part as Greg suggested.
I am using solidworks 2011.
I am facing the same problem whichever sheetmetal model I am making.
It shows me the flattened view at the template but as i drag it doesn't come out as a Flat feature.
Please help me out.....
Vignesh, can you attach a sample file to check.
This problem could be related to the RAM on your machine.
Make sure you have enough.
Also open only one part file while creating the drawing.
Pull the flat pattern in and then check the configuration being displayed.
Ensure that the configuration is the flat pattern configuration.
Go back to the part file and flatten the part and recheck the configuration that is active.
It sounds like you have the Flat-Pattern1 feature suppressed incorrectly in the model.
When in the Default configuration, the Flat-Pattern1 feature in the Feature Manager should be suppressed and the Flatten icon in the Sheet Metal toolbar should not be depressed.
When in the DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN configuration, the Flat-Pattern1 feature in the Feature Manager should be unsuppressed and the Flatten icon in the Sheet Metal toolbar should be depressed.
Hey Mr Deepak & Mr Lamport previously i had done it wrongly....
Now I followed the procedure you people asked me to and finally I got the result.
Really Thanks Alot.......
I am completely new to forums, and very inexperienced in sheet metal. This query is starting in sheet metal, because that is a major SW issue in the overall design issue. I have already raised this item with Mark Duggan Intercad Support.
I am a Naval Architect, developing SW models to generate both the workshop drawings and the cutting templates (dxf) for structure for aluminium vessels; base length 10 - 20 m. The object here is to be able to flatten each hull shell panel to get its cutting template, cut out each plate, and then wrap them around the hull framing so that the (now curved) plate elements will wrap around the framing, and weld to framing and adjacent plates without any gaps, trimming etc or unfairness of the welded plate seams and butts.
This procdss works in traditional (non-SW) construction. The plate development is essentially on conic sections, where a series of cone elements make up each individual plate part. Given 2 edge curves (upper and lower longitudinal edges) the fit of an individual plate to a transverse frame will be curved..
I believe I can generate SW lofted surfaces that will do this, by using a minimum of 3 profiles; upper and lower edges and a nomnal mid-plate line. If I generate the mid-plate line, as well as the edge longitudinal lines in other hull-shaping software, I will get the plate to be capable of rolling out. I would like to be able to make a surface (lofted or otherwise) in SW be capable of flattening to give me its cutting template.
How can I generate my shell plate elements so they follow the required longitudinal lines in the SW model, and will flatten out as reqjuired?
In the current design context I have no call for stretched (non-roll-out) plates. Roll-out plates work, and help to keep the vessel cost down.
Perth, Western Australia
Welcome to the forum. I can't assist much with your question, but would suggest that you may get more visibility, hence more help by starting a new psot in the forum.
Basically SW cannot handle multi-curved sheet metal parts. It primarily only deals with parts that can be created on a Press Brake, and only recently allows 'simple' rolled edge parts.
You will need to check out the Partner Products at http://www.solidworks.com/sw/products/search/results.htm using Cad > Manufacturing > Sheet Metal as the category filters.
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