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After saving a Sheet Metal body as a new part, can the new model be flattened without using the Insert Bends feature?

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on Apr 10, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2015 by Alin Vargatu

I think I am loosing my mind this morning. A few weeks ago a fellow WOSWUG member asked if there is any way to get a sheet metal part after saving a body out of an existing sheet metal part.


I tried that after the SWUG meeting and just by using the Insert into New Part command I was able to get a new part that flattened right away using SW 2015. Note that at WOSWUG meetings, there are no alcoholic beverages served!!!


I am trying the same thing today and I am just getting a dumb solid that cannot be flattened. Of course, I can use the Insert Bends feature and turn it into a sheet metal part, but that is not what I am asking.


Should I go see a doctor, or am I missing a setting?