Flat pattern of a mirrored sheet metal part

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Joe Sloppy, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Joe Sloppy

    Joe Sloppy Guest

    Flat pattern of a mirrored sheet metal part-

    I noticed this as a request for enhancement, here is a tip to get your
    flat pattern, before you mirror the part, just create a drawing and
    drop your sheet metal part into it, using the Flat Pattern, close the
    drawing, no need to save. All that did for us was create the flat
    pattern config. Now mirror the part and the flat pattern config. comes
    with it. Including any changes.
    Joe Sloppy, Feb 8, 2007
  2. Joe Sloppy

    Reaper2561 Guest


    Nice tip.

    Reaper2561, Feb 8, 2007
  3. Joe Sloppy

    kenneth Guest

    not trying to take the wind out of your sails but, while this works to some
    degree you loose the bend notes. also, the flat-pattern config is not a
    derived-config in the mirrored part, not that it's a big deal.

    it's really not that difficult to get a flat from a mirrored part.
    in mirrored part, select face, insert, sheetmetal, bends, done.

    kenneth, Feb 8, 2007
  4. Joe Sloppy

    Joe Sloppy Guest

    Yes, thats a good tip, I always forget you can do it that way too.
    Joe Sloppy, Feb 8, 2007
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