Discussion about flat pattern definition and export problem with edge only defining x-direction

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Posting one topic that prevents using sheetmetal tool for flat pattern export. This is about pieces not having an edge that could be used to define x- direction. Flat pattern cannot be created without taking the tic off from moving to absolut csys box. If piece is modeled to a non x-y plane the flat pattern will then export as a single line which is seen from x-y direction. Workaround is to use dxf/dwg exporter.


How is this seen by others? We have a custom Nxopen program that bypasses this predicament among other things I will post later.


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