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Flattening imported Part

Hello everyone,

 

I've a problem on the transformation of a sheet metal, when I try to make the trasform the imported file gives me the error message "The input model contains non-sheet metal faces That must be removed before transforming"

I tried to create a surface and applicargli thick but did not work.

 

Anyone have any ideas to resolve the situation

 

Alex

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Re: Flattening imported Part

Switch to order and use the same command.
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Michal Mikulášek
PLM Systems Sales Representative @ HSIcom

Using CAD since May 2014

Re: Flattening imported Part

After opening the part, run the Optimize command under the Inspect tab. You should be able to transform it to a sheet metal part and flatten it then.

Re: Flattening imported Part

Hi Michal,

 

Have you tried? to me still does not work, have you used some particular procedure???

Can you be more detailed?

 

Alex

Re: Flattening imported Part

I tried first the optimize and after the geometry inspector, but still does not work anyway.

Alex
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Accepted by topic author AlexLelli
‎09-30-2016 10:00 AM

Re: Flattening imported Part

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Here's a video showing the transform before and after optimize. 

 

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Re: Flattening imported Part

I don't know if this is optimal but my workflow is:

- switch to sheet metal

- switch to ordered

- thin part to sheet metal

- flatten

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Flattening imported Part

Hi Alex,

switch to ordered and you will find the "part to sheet metal" command under the Tools tab. Pick the first bending edge and choose the direction of the material. Pick the edge of next adjoining bend or tab. Afterwards you can move the ordered feature "convert to sheet metal" to synchronous if you want. Please look at the video, good luck!

 

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Re: Flattening imported Part

The part to sheet metal command needs a one-step, in-command undo because if you pick the wrong thing you have to start over again.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200