Can anyone let me out of my misery please and advise me why this spiral will not flatten properly.
I would be most grateful.
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At minimum, your cylindric faces (formed by circular arcs) must be tangential to flatten. See attached.
1-Fully constrain all sketches. In this case, the lack of tangent constraints between arcs in Sketch1 resulted in your inability to generate a flat pattern.
2-Use the simplest combination of sketches and features to get the desired geometry. I accomplished this with a single sketch and countour flange. No sweep required.
As you can see I am new to sheet metal parts and I am making standard parts and then trying to convert afterwards.
Your simple solution is not only BRILLIANT but I would never have arrived at it on my own; so a big, big thank you!
Once again, just BRILLIANT! And thank you so much for taking the trouble to model it for me.
I cannot tell you how grateful I am.
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