Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hey.

I know how to "save as flat" to a file, but I need to save the flat drawing in the draft view of solid edge along with the rest of my drawing views.

Help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Re: Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Genius
Genius

Not quite understanding the question, but this may help? You can right click the view and open "Draw in View" and then save as the file from there. "Draw in View" should be 1:1 scale.

Re: Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Pioneer
Pioneer

I'm trying to create a drawing in the draft environment.

This dft should have a top view, front view, right view, and a flat view with bendlines.

I don't know how to add the flat view.

Re: Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Genius
Genius

Ok, make a new view with the "View Wizard" command.

Under Properties

ST5 and before - there will be a "Flat Pattern" option when the wizard first opens

ST6+ - click on the properties button on the ribbon bar, looks like a sheet of paper. Then select "Flat Pattern".

 

Then just use "Top view"

 

Re: Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Pioneer
Pioneer

Shoot.  That's where I thought it was.

I can't actually select "flat pattern" because it's greyed out.

Re: Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Genius
Genius

That would be because you have not flatten the part yet. Go back into the model and under "Tools" select "Flat Pattern" on the very left.

Re: Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Pioneer
Pioneer

It worked!  Thank you so much!

Re: Need flat view of bent sheet metal in draft view.

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

once you have that, now make sure you have checked the expose flat pattern X and Y variables. then you can add the CutX and CutY flat pattern variables to the parts list.

 

I lable sheet metal views with:

%{File Name (no extension)|GP}: %{Title|GP}   %{Mass/@1|GP}
%{Gage|GP} x %{Flat_Pattern_Model_CutSizeX/CP/@3|G} x %{Flat_Pattern_Model_CutSizeY/CP/@3|G}