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Sheet metal errors

Question asked by P. Farnham on Dec 26, 2012

Hi,

Is anyone else sseeing these?

 

1,

Why does Solidworks modify a sheet metal part when you make a drawing of it?

Make a sheet metal part, say a simple square 100 mm x 100 mm.

Make three views and an isometric view on one drawing sheet of this part.

When saving the drawing it, says that the part has been modified and needs to be saved.

This can only mean that the drawing has modified the part in some way, but why?

 

2,

Make a sheet metal part, a simple square 100 mm x 100 mm.

Add two flanges top and bottom say 25 mm (Outer virtual sharp and Bend outside)

save the part.

Make three views and an isometric view on one drawing sheet of this part.

Save.

 

2a,

Add another sheet. Fails to find sheet format but browses straight to the location as set in default template locations.

 

2b,

Add a drawing view  and select the flat pattern option in the Orientation options of the sheet metal part on this second sheet.

Where is the flat pattern?

Now go to the part and press Ctrl Q and the flat pattern appears.

Go to the drawing and press Ctrl Q and the flat pattern appears.

 

2c,

Go back to the part and there are traffic lights on the Flat pattern1, Bend lines1.

No amount of Ctrl Q will remove the traffic lights.

 

Never was like this in 2012 that I can remember.

Maybe a setting that needs changing?

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