I created a tank and used Thinwall to make the thickness 0.0598 (16 gauge I think). I switched to Sheetmetal and ripped the corners. Next I went to Tools/Flatten and Flat/Flat Pattern to flatten the part. It's asking me for the upward face, but I cannot select any of the faces. How do I flatten this piece?
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I always seem to find this process confusing in terms of what commands to use when. But I got it to work by deleting the rip feature, then using "thin part to sheet metal", then "Flatten".
I finally got it to work based on your instructions and trial and error. There are just too many paths and the built-in help is next to useless. In the main menu there is an option to "Switch to Sheet Meta,l" in Tools there is a Part to Sheetmetal transformrm and there is also a thin wall to sheet metal. Can't they combine these paths?
Is "Retrieve Dimension" option supposed to work with flattened parts? I added the flattened view in draft, but when I click on the "Retrieve Dimensions," no dimension is retrieved.
There are just too many paths and the built-in help is next to useless.
I can't fault that statement. As for retrieve dims, IDK.