Looking to create flat pattern for a derived sheetmetal part, but the option is unavailable.
Use Convert to Sheet Metal on the derived part file. It will add all of the bends and bend lines, and let you flatten the derived part independent of the original.
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The way that I handle this in my SM designs is to make two configurations in your origin master model SM part - one flatten and one folded ( i.e configuring an unfolded feature as the last feature in your tree.) Once you've derived the part you can then edit the "list external references" (RMB on the stock feature ) and change the state of the derive stock feature to "flattened" configuration.
Thanks Mark, I have tried that and got it to work successfully, except when you go to use flat pattern config of derived part in a drawing it doesn't treat it as a flat pattern of a SM part. It treats it as a flat solid body, without any bend lines, or bends.
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