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smillion2332
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Bend extents not visible

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10-21-2013 11:41 PM

Hi guys/girls,

 

I have unfolded a 3D model into a flat plate, however the bend lines/extents do not appear in ISO.dwg

 

I doubled clicked into the view to access 'Display Options'. However, I canot tick the box to display bend extents as this option is shaded out (refer to attached screendump).

 

Can you all please assist. Thanks.

 

 

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-niels-
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Re: Bend extents not visible

10-22-2013 01:25 AM in reply to: smillion2332
How did you unfold your model?
Is the view you placed a view of the Flatpattern?

If possible, can you attach your model?

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ccarreiras
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Re: Bend extents not visible

10-22-2013 02:11 AM in reply to: smillion2332

Hi!

 

In the table you shown in your post, activate the option: Tangent Edges.

 

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smillion2332
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Re: Bend extents not visible

10-22-2013 04:48 PM in reply to: -niels-

Attached is my model Niels.

 

I used the 'unfold' command under the Sheet metal tab. Then I saved the unfold as a separate file (also attached). 

 

Appreciate your swift reply. Thanks. 

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Re: Bend extents not visible

10-22-2013 04:54 PM in reply to: ccarreiras
Thanks Carlos. Is there any way I can also display the centreline? Activating the Tangent Edges seems to only display two parallel lines but no centreline...
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JDMather
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Re: Bend extents not visible

10-22-2013 05:01 PM in reply to: smillion2332

smillion2332 wrote:

 

I used the 'unfold' command under the Sheet metal tab. Then I saved the unfold as a separate file (also attached). 

 


All wrong.

Do not create a separate part.

Do not use the Unfold command for this.

 

In the original part file use the Flat Pattern command.

You now have a folded state and a Flat Pattern state in the same ipt file.

In the drawing choose option for Flat Pattern and/or Folded states when placing the views.

 

The Unfold/Refold commands are used to create features in flat state that cannot easily be created in folded state, they are not intended for creating Flat Patterns for drawings.

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Re: Bend extents not visible

10-22-2013 05:24 PM in reply to: JDMather
Yes that worked! Thanks JDMather.
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Re: Bend extents not visible

10-22-2013 05:24 PM in reply to: smillion2332

Thanks for the help everyone.

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