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Sheet metal pattern from mirrored models

bill_danielsbill_daniels Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭
I have a need for right and left hand sheet metal parts.  I used the sheet metal feature to model the right hand part and then mirrored it to make the left hand part.  The flat pattern window helpfully displayed both right and left side-by-side.  So, I expected that when I created a drawing, they would appear side-by-side in the drawing as they did in the flat pattern window.  No luck - I just get the RH part.  Am I doing something wrong or is this a limitation?

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  • bill_danielsbill_daniels Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭
    OK, I think I see what you did but it's not working for me.  The "Insert a part or assembly" window doesn't include the flat patterns.
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,398
    @bill_daniels

    You have to click the flat pattern icon for them to show up.  It's the rightmost icon above the "Part Studio 1" in Brians' picture.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • bill_danielsbill_daniels Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭
    edited September 17
    OK, I got it to work but wow that's convoluted.  Not that it's a problem to make a readable drawing but the mirror flat pattern is not rotated 90 degrees.  How did that happen?
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,398
    @bill_daniels

    I'm not sure I understand the trouble.  Could you post a screenshot of what the two parts look like in the Part Studio and in the Drawing?
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • bill_danielsbill_daniels Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭
    Lets see if I can do this.  Here is a screenshot - (I guess my screenshot tool grabs both monitors.)
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,398
    @bill_daniels

    I see the issue now.  Please make an improvement request!
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
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