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Fonzee (Military) (OP)
22 Dec 11 11:07
Hi All,

I created a right-handed part in ST2 sheetmetal and rather than creating a new LH part I just changed the bend angle. Now when I try to flatten the part to create the draft I get an error. Is it not possible to flatten a part that has new bend angles? Thanks!
teebarr (Mechanical)
27 Dec 11 19:46
This should work fine but this is not the normal way to do what you want.  The direct edit tools within ordered are good to get you out of a hole but personally, I don't think of them as part of a normal workflow.

Try opening a new SM file and clicking on "part copy".  Select the RH part and selct "mirror" in the dialogue.

This will give a linked LH part(ordered SM).  This is a very robust workflow.

Tony  

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