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guitarsoulja
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Show Flat Pattern Problem

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08-26-2012 04:03 PM

Hi All. It's my first time using sheet metal in a drawing and I can't figure out how to show flat pattern in the drawing. When I insert the base view into my drawing, the bottom to "Sheet Metal View" to "Flat Pattern" is shown, but it's ghosted out so I can't select it. Is there something I have to do in the part drawing in order to activate this feature? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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JDMather
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08-26-2012 04:42 PM in reply to: guitarsoulja

You have to have a Flat Pattern node in the browser of the part file.

Attach your file here if you can't figure it out.

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2013/Help/0126-Tutorial126/0127-Inventor127/0663-Sheet_Me6...

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Re: Show Flat Pattern Problem

08-26-2012 06:06 PM in reply to: JDMather

Huge thanks for the direction to the manual. Read the file and it exaplains everything. I'm terrible with finding things in the manual. Thanks again. - AJ

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