SheetMetal Unfold

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SheetMetal Unfold.svg SheetMetal Unfold

Menu location
SheetMetal → Unfold
Workbenches
SheetMetal
Default shortcut
U
Introduced in version
-
See also
SheetMetal UnattendedUnfold

Description

The SheetMetal Unfold.svg SheetMetal Unfold command unfolds a sheet metal object.

Usage

To unfold a sheet metal part:

  1. Switch to the Sheetmetal workbench icon.svg SheetMetal Workbench.
  2. Select a flat face of the sheet metal part. Note:the face should be a plane, the thickness should be constant
  3. Click on the SheetMetal Unfold.svg Unfold tool to display a menu in task panel to manage unfolding options.
  4. Select projection options of future flattened sketch
  5. Select the rule for bend deduction with Kfactor:

Properties

See also: Property editor.

This tool creates an Unfold object and has no representation of its own in the Tree view or elsewhere and so has no properties.

The Unfold object, on the other hand, is derived from a Part Feature object and inherits all its properties. It has no additional properties, but its label has a default value:

Data

Base

  • DataLabel (String): Default value: Unfold (+ a sequential number for second and following items).
    The user editable name of this object, it may be any arbitrary UTF8 string.

Limitations

  • Sheet metal should have constant thickness
  • Flat faces should be planar with no split lines
  • Bend angles should be radius with cylindrical faces
  • Unfold feature is not parametric at the moment.