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*M, Jason
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part to sheetmetal -- need help

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12-06-2002 03:22 AM
Hello!

I have a part that I made by drawing the profile and extruding the
profile out. I would like to make this into a sheetmetal part so that I
can get a flat layout, and show where the bend lines are, but when I do
that, it uses the profile as the face, so instead of having a 10 inch
wide piece of sheet aluminum that's bent, I end up with a 0.100 inch
thick profile.

Can anyone help? I'll put it in CF.
-Jason
*Keller, Kent
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Re: part to sheetmetal -- need help

12-06-2002 03:49 AM in reply to: *M, Jason
Have you tried preselecting the face before making the flat?

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"Jason M" wrote in message
news:BA10F0D383A46FEC869FF05711ADC8A4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello!
>
> I have a part that I made by drawing the profile and extruding the
> profile out. I would like to make this into a sheetmetal part so that I
> can get a flat layout, and show where the bend lines are, but when I do
> that, it uses the profile as the face, so instead of having a 10 inch
> wide piece of sheet aluminum that's bent, I end up with a 0.100 inch
> thick profile.
>
> Can anyone help? I'll put it in CF.
> -Jason
>
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Re: part to sheetmetal -- need help

12-06-2002 03:53 AM in reply to: *M, Jason
Jason, I think this is because by default IV uses the front face unless you tell it otherwise, wheras Autocad defaults to the top face.
*M, Jason
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12-06-2002 03:59 AM in reply to: *M, Jason
Okay, that did it. Thanks!

Kent Keller wrote:
> Have you tried preselecting the face before making the flat?
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Jason M" wrote in message
> news:BA10F0D383A46FEC869FF05711ADC8A4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
>
>>Hello!
>>
>>I have a part that I made by drawing the profile and extruding the
>>profile out. I would like to make this into a sheetmetal part so that I
>>can get a flat layout, and show where the bend lines are, but when I do
>>that, it uses the profile as the face, so instead of having a 10 inch
>>wide piece of sheet aluminum that's bent, I end up with a 0.100 inch
>>thick profile.
>>
>>Can anyone help? I'll put it in CF.
>>-Jason
>>
>
>
>
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