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flatten just one of several bend areas temporarily to add some cut through the bend area

Ulrich_HanischUlrich_Hanisch Member Posts: 24
Hi all. I've created some sheetmetal part and the flatpattern looks fine. Now, I would like to add one more cut with a circle contour, directly through one of the bend areas. In real life, this cut has to be manufactured in the "flattened" state, before the bends are done. How can I add this in Onshape? I know some other CAD, where I can un-bend (flatten) the desired bend area "temporarily" > add the linear cut with any contour directly through the bend area + re-bend the initial bend area again. But I don't find any similar command in Onshape. Good ideas are welcome :-)

Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,496
    Sketch on the flat pattern :) 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEA
  • Ulrich_HanischUlrich_Hanisch Member Posts: 24
    Yep, I've tried and noticed that just 1 minute after sending my question. It's a good point to be able to design simultaniously in final as well as flattened state. Perfect!
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