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trying to convert 3 solid bodies into sheet metal part so it can be flattened

Question asked by Dave Krum on Mar 30, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2014 by Matt Hendey

Hello All,

Doing a little project for a friend. Having some trouble trying to get 3 solid bodies converted into a simple sheet metal part.  Basically, I have a large sheet metal box that has a cutout in the front.  To close off the cutout sides, I extruded 3 separate solid body walls inward.  Since these 3 walls can be formed as a "U", I wanna convert them to sheet metal.  I tried using "convert to sheet metal" and "insert bends" as well as "combine" to try and merge all 3.  Am not having any luck.  Still learning about sheet metal aspect of SW.  I'm using SW2013 from another computer (I use SW2010 at work) and thought I remember reading that you can have more than one sheet metal body in a given part but still getting errors.  Any suggestions would be great.  I've attached 3 screenshots as well as part.  I have the top formed part of box hidden so you can see the 3 sided "U".  Thanks in advance.