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Shetmetal flat pattern on a drawing

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Shetmetal flat pattern on a drawing

Hi all
I have on the drawing the flat pattern of a sheetmetal part, for the laser cutter.
Is it when possible to automate the process putting it on the drawing?
Here I mean by a mapkey on Jlink, my problem is to orient the part so it is laying on it's flat side, nevermind how it look like.

I was looking for how to make a saved view who allways are updated to the flat.
Can anyone help?

Allan

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Re: Shetmetal flat pattern on a drawing

@akok 

One of the possible options is to have mapkey which will create flat state of part and create orientation with specific name.. for that flat state. Have a drawing view in template for orientation created in part. Or have a mapkey to create name drawing view and use geometry references for orientation.  

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Re: Shetmetal flat pattern on a drawing

@MaheshSh 

That was my thought too, but I was stranded by how to create orientation. How do I turn the flat so it is flat?

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Re: Shetmetal flat pattern on a drawing

Ena od bolj pogostejših operacij v okolju Creo je zagotovo izvoz 2D konture 3D modela v format DXF. Kot za številne druge operacije, smo tudi za to izdelali ...
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Re: Shetmetal flat pattern on a drawing

@mcestnik 

Thank you for input. I see one problem with your mapkey, it is the user needs to select the flat surface. And will the view be updated, when the part change?

 

In future I will like to do the job in Jlink if possible.

 

 

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Re: Shetmetal flat pattern on a drawing

This mapkey is intended to use for direct export from 3D model to DXF (drawing is not saved).
Probably some modifications in mapkey could do the trick to get the functionality you need.

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