Create Flat Patterns of Multibody Parts
How to Create a Flat Pattern of a Multibody Part
SOLIDWORKS Automatically creates flat pattern configurations and views for sheet metal parts containing a single solid body once the part is added to a drawing. For multibody parts, SOLIDWORKS will also automatically create the flat pattern configurations and views with only a few extra steps.
This example contains two sheet metal bodies as shown in the Cut List folder below.
Creating Flat Pattern Views
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Rick is a Customer Service Expert based in the Phoenix, Arizona. He has been using SOLIDWORKS to solve complex design challenges since 2007. Rick’s experience includes sheet metal design and fabrication, CNC laser operation, developing components and engineered systems for the transportation industry, as well as CAD administration for SOLIDWORKS and PDM. He enjoys providing solutions to satisfy customers and assist their users in becoming proficient SOLIDWORKS users.