Measure the surface area of the folded and flattened features. Steps required to Flatten a Dumb Solid Here are a few simple steps to take in order to flatten your imported part: In the SOLIDWORKS open dialog set the file filter to the required file type, in this example it is a STEP file (*.step / *.stp) Surfaces with very high curvature are more difficult to flatten accurately. Flattening a curved surface Flattening a curved surface chimps12 (Mechanical) (OP) 19 May 09 14:42. bejant Posts: 6076 Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:06 pm. Thank you! 3.Use the surface flatten command and use the selections in the attached picture. You can select curves and sketches on the surface to flatten. The SOLIDWORKS software can flatten developable and non-developable surfaces and faces. Flatten Surface is only available in SOLIDWORKS Premium and is really the last chance for a part to be flattened from a 3D shape in automated way. It must be a solid model with a uniform thickness.

Posted by 8 months ago. May 7, 2020 #1 I am teaching myself some of solidworks. if the part is drawn as sheet metal, unsuppress the last entry in the feature tree: "Flat-Pattern". narfi Well-Known Member. In today’s video you will discover how to flatten a fabric nail pouch in SolidWorks and save the flatten surface as a DXF file to send it to a laser cutter. It is designed for materials like cloth or leather but can be used for metal if there will be forming involved. (this doesn't look like a complicated part, and it's mirrored) Alternatively, you could use SW's "Convert to Sheet Metal". Step 4: 4.Use delete bodies to remove the curved surface. 9. Share what you know. I have a curved part that is currently being cut out of 1.5" HDPE sheet material on a CNC router. You can use the Measure tool to check your flattened surface for accuracy. Hello, 1st time poster long time reader. The SOLIDWORKS Premium 2016 Flatten Surface Tool provides more control and more variations of surfaces that can be flattened. Just like 2015 I can select a surface or a face that I would like to have a flat pattern for. SOLIDWORKS is a very diverse application and there are many different ways of creating more complicated non-standard geometry. Example - Flattening a Surface. Flattening a gaussian surface in SWX is quite easy, but SWX cannot flatten a simple surface. Don't think SW able to flatten this curved part, but LogoPress can do. Learn what you don't. Version: SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP05 To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help. I attached an example of what I mean. The tiny bit of flat on my front face is because I used a full round fillet on the ends and needed a fixed face for the Unfold and Fold. Before we begin, please review Part 1 by clicking here, where the tube is prepared by removing excess curved faces with Delete Face, suppressing or deleting cuts on the ends of the tube, and using Convert Entities to capture hole locations and sizes.