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Flat patterns into drafting in NX4

Little John

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Hi all,

I'm trying to get both a flat pattern and a bent pattern view into drafting. The way some people have done it is to make two separate identical models and update both of them. This can be disastorous if they change one model and not the other. In NX2, we did it with family tables, using the PIPNAV_GROUP as a switch to have the flange bent or straightened, but that doesn't seem to exist anymore in NX4. Any suggestions?
Edited by: Little John


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When you create a flat pattern the system creates a seperate view. Just add that view to the drawing. Add a second view of your sheet metal part. Did you need to show each step of the bending process?


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