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alanrichardson
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Using Unfold

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07-05-2010 11:46 PM

Is it possible to use the unfold option (sheetmetal/modify tab) to show vaious stages in folding a component in a drawing. (as you can with pos reps)?

 

I am currently using three ipt files to show the various stages of a part in a drawing, there must be a better way?

 

Cheers

 

Alan Richardson

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I got your file and it will work good using an ipart, just suppress the unfold or refold where needed.  I can't post the file back because I am running 2011 but I have posted a screenshot of what I think the ipart table will look like.

 

Cheers,

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delineryan
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Re: Using Unfold

07-06-2010 05:42 AM in reply to: alanrichardson

You could use unfold with iParts, or if you used the fold command you can just suppress those in and iPart too.

 

Post your file for a definite answer.

 

Cheers,

 

Ryan

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BMiller63
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Re: Using Unfold

07-06-2010 11:36 AM in reply to: alanrichardson

You can use an iPart to do this, create the fold or unfold feature and suppress the features in the ipart.

see if this helps (it should be an animated GIF file, open in web browser to play):

http://forums.autodesk.com/autodesk/attachments/autodesk/78/230523/1/part2.gif

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alanrichardson
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Re: Using Unfold

07-07-2010 02:50 AM in reply to: delineryan

Hi Ryan

 

Thanks for the info . . . File attached (I Hope)

 

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delineryan
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Re: Using Unfold

07-07-2010 05:35 AM in reply to: alanrichardson

I got your file and it will work good using an ipart, just suppress the unfold or refold where needed.  I can't post the file back because I am running 2011 but I have posted a screenshot of what I think the ipart table will look like.

 

Cheers,

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alanrichardson
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Re: Using Unfold

07-07-2010 05:53 AM in reply to: delineryan

Thanks Ryan, I'll give that a try . . .

 

(I am currently using 2010 but 2011 is on site awaiting installation!)

 

Alan

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