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Sheet Metal thin feature not flattening as anticipated

Question asked by Sean Riker on Nov 22, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2013 by Sean Riker

I created a sheet metal part off of a single line contour (thin feature) as my base flange. I'd expected the Vertical line that extends from the origin to be the fixed face for my flat pattern. SolidWorks interpreted it so the long face in the center was the fixed face.

 

I tried "Reorder Bends", but I get no dialog box as in the help files:

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/SolidWorks/sldworks/HIDD_BEND_REORDER.htm

 

Formed component:

SMTF_01.jpg

 

Original thin feature sketch:

SMTF_02.jpg

 

Flat pattern:

SMTF_03.jpg

 

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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