How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.
We often cut flat bar stock and roll it into a ring.
What is the best techique to do this in sheet metal and create a flat pattern?
I tried to revolve a rectangular profile then convert it to sheet metal then flatten. I thought that you need to pick the end of the part to convert it but I couldn't select it. If I extrude a small flat section at the end of the ring it work but it seems like an extra step. Is there are revolve tab?
I find this paticular component design is still far easier in Ordered mode.....just making a single arc based sketch for a Contour Flange, and you don't need the flats on the ends to do it. Not that creating the small flats for a Synchronous part is a big deal, but it is extra clicking to create the geometry.
What about etch? That seems to disabled in ST7 is this right?