How to Create a Flat Pattern of an Imported Sheet Metal Component

Given there are a number of other 3D modellers in the market, you may receive 3D CAD data from time to time that has been modelled in a package other than Inventor. Whilst sharing and importing data in Inventor is quite robust, iIf it’s a sheet metal part naturally you may require a flat pattern of the model, especially if you’re manufacturing the parts in question.

A lot of people think it’s not possible to get flat patterns from data that hasn’t been modelled within inventor, but it is and there’s no need to re-model the file!

To find out how watch the useful Inventor training tips video below.

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