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meck
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Flat pattern on weldment drawing

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04-03-2013 07:48 AM

I have a weldment which includes a sheet metal part called sPart. I want to show a detail of the flat pattern of sPart on the weldment drawing and still be able to balloon the flat as the part of the weldment. So I clicked to add base view and selected sPart from the Preparation dropdown list under the Model State tab of the Drawing View dialog box. The problem is I cannot find an option for using the parts flat pattern.

 

Is this feature not available or am I missing something?

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Re: Flat pattern on weldment drawing

04-03-2013 09:56 AM in reply to: meck

I don't think you can get there from here, You would need to create a new base view selecting the individual sheet-metal part and then selecting the "Flat-Pattern". You might be able to get the Balloon to use the Sheet by selecting all views on the sheet.

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Re: Flat pattern on weldment drawing

04-03-2013 09:57 AM in reply to: meck

The weldment is an assembly.  The flat pattern representation is only available for sheet metal parts. Your sPart... it is a sheetmetal part, right???

 

When you open the sPart, is there a "Flat Pattern" node shown in the browser on the left? If it is, you could place a base view of the sPart on the weldment drawing and you should be able to select the flat patten view then.

 

Does that help at all?

 

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Re: Flat pattern on weldment drawing

04-03-2013 12:23 PM in reply to: karthur1

That's what I was trying to do but the option for placing a flat pattern is not there.

 

sPart is a sheet metal part that is welded in the assembly.

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Re: Flat pattern on weldment drawing

04-03-2013 12:31 PM in reply to: meck

The option for a flat pattern isn't available when making a view from a weldment. You have to make the view from your part file.

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Re: Flat pattern on weldment drawing

04-03-2013 12:41 PM in reply to: meck

meck wrote:

That's what I was trying to do but the option for placing a flat pattern is not there.

 


Post screen shot if you can't figure it out, or better yet, the assembly and drawing.

I just tried it and it worked fine with my files.

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Re: Flat pattern on weldment drawing

04-03-2013 01:06 PM in reply to: meck

Sounds like the "Flat-Pattern" hasn't been created in the IPT part file.

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