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cant add holes in flat pattern

I am trying to get parts into OnShape while I have a minute so we can transition from SWKS.
I'm trying to add holes with the hole feature in the flat pattern, Hole feature isn't recognizing the sketch points.
Any comments appreciated.
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  • lanalana Posts: 466
    edited October 2018 Accepted Answer
    Hole does not support sheet metal flat pattern input. Please file an improvement request , if you need this functionality. In meantime placing holes in folded model should work. Cylindrical cut in flat pattern would work also, but you would not get hole annotations in drawings this way.
  • karen_wagner223karen_wagner223 Posts: 12 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Thanks Lana, I suspected this was the answer. I will submit a request.

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  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 466
    edited October 2018 Accepted Answer
    Hole does not support sheet metal flat pattern input. Please file an improvement request , if you need this functionality. In meantime placing holes in folded model should work. Cylindrical cut in flat pattern would work also, but you would not get hole annotations in drawings this way.
  • karen_wagner223karen_wagner223 Member Posts: 12 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Thanks Lana, I suspected this was the answer. I will submit a request.
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,578 EDU
    @lana
    If this is implemented, will the transform from flat to model be a function that other people's FeatureScripts could use?
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 466
    @mbartlett21
    We'll try to expose some level of utility for operations in sheet metal flat to Feature Script, not necessarily simultaneously with implementing support for holes, though.
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,578 EDU
    Thanks!
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • kent_hendersonkent_henderson Member Posts: 39 PRO
    edited November 2018
    I personally can't think where I would need to use the hole functionality in the flat pattern. However, we do extrude cuts in the flat pattern. An example would be in a firepit ring where were doing a custom logo for a customer.
  • bill_danielsbill_daniels Member Posts: 248 ✭✭✭
    I need to add holes in the flat pattern - or at least make the sketched points visible in the 3D model.
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,295
    @bill_daniels

    You can cut holes in the flat using flat sketch and extrusion.  Do you need the hole feature specifically? The missing functionality here is that without the hole feature there are no callouts in the drawing.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
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