I am having trouble flattening the attached part file as it loses segments of it. I was wondering If anyone can help me with this plz?
Good afternoon Amir,
Try this one,
Flattens ok for me, what are the segments you are loosing?
Here is the file
I think I had attached the wrong revision, please have a look at the new attachment.
Can you modify the one I sent,
It has to be the new file I attached as the sketch of this part is on an inclined plane rather than a flat face.
Good morning John,
Thanks for that, it worked.
Hi again people,
I have a new problem with this sheet metal part. When I import the Flat Pattern view of the part in the drawing, the bend lines don't show and I have checked the "Display sheet metal bend notes" option in the file propertiers and it's enabled so I don't know how I can get the bend lines shown on the flat pattern
Good morning Amir,
I don't think you got my question right. I contacted the Solidworks support line and below is theri solution which I couldn't quite understand how to apply to my Part:
"In order for SolidWorks to show bend lines, there are a number of conditions that have to be met. In your case, the lines in the sketches are not parallel, hence the side walls will be slightly twisted. I can see that you are using Fixed relations, and the radii of the arcs are undefined. Please can you use normal sketch relations to fully constrain the sketches? You might be best off using 2d sketches rather than 3D ones since they are essentially 2D anyway"
Sorry about that, I think your question was right it was my perception that was wrong.
Lofted bend normally don't show bend lines you need to create your own, flatten the part and add a construction line in the center of the bend area and it will work, however you need to add bend notes etc....
I am not sure how sheet metal bending works in real life so I wouldn't know and where to manually add the bend lines and etc,
Take a look at the attached part,
Well this is one step closer to what I need but it is only shwing the bend line, but nut the dimentions such as bend radii and etc!
The one way to do this with this part is make a section view and measure the radius and angles and add that to the bend notes, lofted bends are not as easy as SW would like them to appear
how can i attach files to my replies coz it doesn't seem to give the option when I reply back?1
In the reply box upper right hand corner "Use advanced editor"
Alright thanks for that.
Is that you what mean by sectioning it and add the radius and etc? I had to manually draw an arc and make it tangential to the outer edgle of the bend to be able to add dimention coz it wouldn't let me otherwise!
When I downloaded the drawing the views were blank, could you save as a picture??
It sound like you did it right.
Please see attached.
I just read in Solidworks traning booklet that the sketches in Loft Bends must be parallel to each other but in this case my part end face are at an angle in relation to each other so what am I supposed to?
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