Attached is an IFC file taken from an X-Steel model of a bent 20mm thick plate (the inside radius should be 50mm).
What I would like to be able to do is convert this IFC file to a sheet metal part so as to get a flat patten of the plate.
I am not too bothered about the bevels showing rather I would like to see the outside profile (with cut - out) of the shape.
What would be (if possible) the best way to convert from IFC to sheet metal?
I have asked a similar question to this before, but have not had a satisfactory answer.
We always seem to end up doing parts like this from scratch which sort of defeats the object if the part has already been created once.
SolidWorks 2012 sp5