I'm not familiar with working with sheet metal, but have you tried this: Insert a drawing view of the part, RMB on the drawing view, choose Drawing Views > Relative View. That will take you to the part file where you can select a front and right face (or use the drop-downs for bottom, left, etc.) for a new drawing view.
What I normally do in a case where the geometry isn't oriented as I wish for the drawing, is in the model orient it the way that I want and then create an Orientation View named For Drawing or something like that. Then use that one in the drawing. Simple and stays there.
The down side is that some of the time that I use this, it's for parts that are coming out of a coal chute and I may change the shape of the chute to change the way the coal flows through it. Then that set up orientation will have to be updated.
my trimmed edge is the same on each configuration, its just the diameter/radius of the rolled piece and hole locations that changes. so this works perfectly. thanks wayne, i was unfamilure with being able to create your own views/orientations in the model itself.