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hansjb
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Unable to create Flat pattern

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05-03-2012 05:50 AM

Hello All,

 

I'm unable to create a flat pattern, Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thank you,

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Re: Unable to create Flat pattern

05-03-2012 06:12 AM in reply to: hansjb

Put dimensions and constraints in the sketch and use same thickness in the whole sketch.

Also be sure to enter sheet metal rules for the thickness of your sheet.

 

Good luck

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Re: Unable to create Flat pattern

05-03-2012 10:47 AM in reply to: hansjb

Problem 1

As indicated - Your sketch is not constrained - read this

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

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Re: Unable to create Flat pattern

05-03-2012 10:48 AM in reply to: hansjb

Problem 2

 

Your part is not uniform thickness, but sheet metal requirement is uniform thickness.

 

Thickness.png

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Re: Unable to create Flat pattern

05-03-2012 10:49 AM in reply to: JDMather

Problem 3 you used Extrude rather than sheet metal tools?

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Re: Unable to create Flat pattern

05-03-2012 10:54 AM in reply to: JDMather

Problem 4 - you are doing too much work, get lazy.

 

Edit Sketch1 and notice only one side open profile needed.

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