I have made a sheet metal strap that has both ends formed...but when i un-suppress the flat pattern it does not include all of the part on one end for some reason...I have attached the part to here and I would appreciate any help...thanks
I reworked how you modeled and did not use the convert to sheet metal. I took your sketch and used it as a base flange sheet metal sketch and got it to unfold. It is in solidworks 2012.
You could have just converted the inner or outer loop to construction lines.
thanks guys...but for some reason it will not let me reference the flat pattern in the drawing now...???
Do you mean the flat pattern is not showing in the View Palette, or that it is showing, but is not selectable?
when i place a model view and select the flat pattern box it is still the formed view...the only way i could get it to show the flat pattern was to flatten it in the model and then go back to the drawing...
This is usually an indication that you have messed up your feature tree. Perhaps you suppressed the final flatten and added features instead of doing an unfold, adding features, and then an unfold.
sw2012/sp12 try this
i havent dont anything to the model...so it is just the base flange sheet metal part and thats it...it unfolds fine when i unsupress the flat pattern in the model...it just will not show flat in the drawing for some reason...
Steve: are you saying that i just need to update my software to a new service pack???
What configuration does the drawing say it is showing in the flat pattern view? That configuration needs to have the flat pattern unsuppressed. Or the drawing view needs to be pointed at a configuration that has the flat pattern unsuppressed.
hi chase no sp should be fine as jerry said make sure in the default config flat pattern is suppressed and the default flat pattern has it unsuppressed
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