Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Valued Contributor
ENRAD
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎02-14-2011
Message 1 of 6 (261 Views)

Sheet metal/Flat pattern screews up coordinates.

261 Views, 5 Replies
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.

*Expert Elite*
JDMather
Posts: 28,228
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Message 2 of 6 (260 Views)

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.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2015 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015-SP1 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Valued Contributor
ENRAD
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎02-14-2011
Message 3 of 6 (252 Views)

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?

*Expert Elite*
Curtis_Waguespack
Posts: 3,000
Registered: ‎03-08-2006
Message 4 of 6 (236 Views)

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.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com




  solution.png  Did you find this reply helpful ? If so please use the Accept as Solution or  Kudos button below.





Valued Contributor
ENRAD
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎02-14-2011
Message 5 of 6 (230 Views)

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.

Active Contributor
drlamb
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎11-24-2009
Message 6 of 6 (226 Views)

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.

Donald L.

Inventor Product Design Suite Premium 2014
Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit
HP h8-1380t - i7-3820 @ 3.6 GHz
10 Gb
AMD Radeon HD7950 3Gb
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? The Autodesk Community Team is revamping our site ranking system and we want your feedback! Please click here to launch the 5 question survey. As always your input is greatly appreciated.