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Unfolding a FPC copper pattern in Creo 2.0 (M120)

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Unfolding a FPC copper pattern in Creo 2.0 (M120)

Hello

I'm an antenna designer and I'm currently working on an antenna design on a Flexible Printed Circuit Board (FPC). I use Creo to model my antenna design in 3D, which I can then export to an EM simulator.

The FPC consists of a substrate and a copper pattern. The substrate is an unbroken solid and I can unfold that part with no issues. I can also unfold my copper pattern (the antenna) as long as I keep it as an unbroken solid. However, some antenna designs uses components whereby the antenna pattern is no longer an unbroken solid and I can't not unfold it anymore. See example below;

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The substrate and the copper pattern are modeled in 2 different parts and converted to sheetmetal after I thicken the surface.

I know that sheetmetals normally are unbroken solids and this is probably why I can't unfold my antenna design. But is there another way I can do this in Creo ?

Thanks in advance,

Simon

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Re: Unfolding a FPC copper pattern in Creo 2.0 (M120)

Spinal bend.

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Re: Unfolding a FPC copper pattern in Creo 2.0 (M120)

Hi Simon

Please look Unfolding a FPC copper - YouTube