I'm trying to create a fill pattern on a flattened cylinder of sheet metal. I can create the pattern no problem, but solidworks crashes when I try to fold the sheet. I would also like to create a tighter pattern, right now it seems I can only make holes about 1/16" Diameter. I'd like to create a screen on the part. I was wondering how to get around the crashes? My PC has 16GB Ram, Intel Processor (i7) and 64-bit OS. Do I need a more poweful computer or is there something wrong with the way I am creating my model? I've attached two models I was playing around with.
Thanks in advance!