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flat sheet metal views in draft

tjones

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I have a simple sheetmetal part with 1 bend, and a

draft of that part.

how can I bring in a flat view of this part in to my

draft.



thanks

tim
 

jr

New member
Hello



A simple way to do that is to make a flat sate of your part:

in the part mode



set up > sheet metal > flat state > create > xxx_flat1.prt > fully formed



this will create a flat state saved in the part as an instance.



then go back to the drawing

go into



views > dwg models > add model then select the xxx.prt

in the popup windows the xxx_flat1.prt



this will add xxx_flat1.prt to the drawing.



so you can add flat views of the part.
 

Ihiggins

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I agree that is the best way to do it & my favorit.



But if you don't like Generics (some people don't - but they are wrong) you can and an 'Unbend' to the end of your model and then in the drawing use



views> represent> simplify



select the view where you don't want the unbend, Query Sel the unbend and there you go.



You can even add dimensions to both views.



JR's answer is best!



Ian.
 

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