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ENRAD
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Sheet metal/Flat pattern screews up coordinates.

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03-15-2012 04:12 AM

Why is it, when I go to Flat Pattern/export to DXF that everything ends up upside down.

 

I have part where it is important that the correct side is faced upp, (brusched steel).

When i Export it to dxf, it is upside down, and the bruched facefacing down.

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JDMather
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Re: Sheet metal/Flat pattern screews up coordinates.

03-15-2012 04:18 AM in reply to: ENRAD

You can flip before exporting.

Attach your file here.

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ENRAD
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Re: Sheet metal/Flat pattern screews up coordinates.

03-15-2012 04:50 AM in reply to: JDMather

Ok, found that, but why cant it be correct from the beginning?

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Re: Sheet metal/Flat pattern screews up coordinates.

03-15-2012 06:19 AM in reply to: ENRAD

Hi ENRAD,

 

As JDMather mentioned you can adjust the flat pattern orientation before exporting it as described at this link:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/05/edit-flat-pattern-orientation.html

 

I hope this helps.
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Curtis
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ENRAD
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Re: Sheet metal/Flat pattern screews up coordinates.

03-15-2012 06:41 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Yes I understand that, But, if I have say 300 parts to export, thats nearly 1000 extra mouse-clicks to do, so why cant Inventor do it correct in the first place.

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drlamb
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Re: Sheet metal/Flat pattern screews up coordinates.

03-15-2012 06:52 AM in reply to: ENRAD

Pick your face side before you create the flat pattern. You may want to rotate your flat pattern after, but at least your "good" side will be facing you.

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