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Document Properties - Sheet Metal

Lets you specify sheet metal options. Available for all document types. Options vary depending on whether you are working with a part, assembly, or drawing.

To open this dialog box:

With a part, assembly, or drawing open, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Sheet Metal.

To show bend lines in flat patterns, do one of the following:

  • Click View > Sketches.
  • In the FeatureManager design tree, expand Flat-Pattern fm_flat_pattern_folder.gif and Flat-Pattern(n) FM_Flat-Pattern.gif. Right-click Bend-Lines FM_sketch.gif and click Show menu_Show.gif.

Options for Parts and Assemblies

Simplify bends
Straightens curved edges in the flat pattern. When this option is not selected, complex edges remain in the flat pattern.
simplified_bends_on.gif
Simplify bends selected
simplified_bends_off.gif
Simplify bends cleared
Corner treatment Applies smooth edges in the flat pattern.
Create multiple flat patterns whenever a feature creates multiple sheet metal bodies If you use a feature to create additional bodies in a sheet metal part, each new body gets a sheet metal and flat pattern feature.

This option applies to parts created prior to SOLIDWORKS 2013. Otherwise, each body in a multibody sheet metal part has its own flat pattern.

Show form tool punches when flattened Displays the forming tool and its placement sketch in a flat pattern.
forming_tool_show_punch.gif
Show form tool profiles when flattened Displays the forming tool's placement sketch in a flat pattern.
forming_tool_show_profile.gif
Show form tool centers when flattened Displays the forming tool's center mark where the forming tool is located in a flat pattern.
forming_tool_show_center.gif
Show sheet metal gusset profiles when flattened Displays gusset profiles when you flatten a sheet metal part.

Show sheet metal gusset centers when flattened Displays gusset center marks when you flatten a sheet metal part.

Options for Drawings

Flat pattern colors Lets you select colors for entities in flat patterns. You can select colors for:
  • Bend Lines - Up Direction
  • Bend Lines - Down Direction
  • Form Feature
  • Bend Lines - Hems
  • Model Edges
  • Flat Pattern Sketch Color
  • Bounding box
Display sheet metal bend notes Displays bend notes in the drawing. In Style, select the location for the bend notes. You can also right-click a flat pattern view and click Properties, and select or clear Display sheet metal bend notes.

tip.gif If you select above or below the bend lines, you can also add note leaders individually or simultaneously while in the drawing document.

Show fixed face Displays the fixed face that is defined in the flat pattern feature of the sheet metal part.

tip.gif To view the fixed face, the flat pattern view must include a bend table.

Show grain direction Displays the grain direction that is defined in the flat pattern feature of the sheet metal part.

tip.gif To view the grain direction, the flat pattern view must include a bend table.



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