I can not figure out why. This is the first part I have ever made as a shhet metal part instead of using the convert to sheet metal tool.
I was able to flatten the part. Expand the flat pattern tab, and unsuppress "Edge bend 8" then it all flattens for me
Just for the fun of it, change the bend radius to .005". I'm guessing the tapers/blends into the bend areas are the culprit. I'll try it myself.
BTW - how come you did not specify a material? This can affect your k factor.
I downloaded the part, and didnt see any suppressed "EdgeBend8"....the attached is the result of the flatten. No errors? What gives?
I agree with Mike, there was the supressed bend. Though Edge-Flange2 is partially formed along the full length coming off the bottom, I'm sure any shop can bend that without diffculty, I wouldn't leave that in a model myself as it won't llok lik ethat when complete.
I agree about the bends - they will be a little off especially if the part is laser cut, but this is his first part and it is part of the learning process.
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