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Surface Flatten

Surface Flatten

I am trying to flatten a cylindrical/circular surface, can you help; my flatten option is grayed out on Solidworks 2017. If it's posible for you can you create one so I can use as sample?

RE: Surface Flatten


You are not providing us much info. Flattening is a sheet metal process. You have to convert to sheet metal. If you have a tube, you have to rip it to create a seam.


RE: Surface Flatten

There is a Surface Flatten option in 2017. If you haven't already read the help. If your still having trouble using it, then post more information so we can help you better.


Scott Baugh, CSWP pc2
CAD Systems Manager


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RE: Surface Flatten

SolidWorks Advanced Surface Flattening is a SolidWorks Premium feature.

There are also Sheet Metal features flattening which is in core SolidWorks.

Show us a screen shot of which command you are attempting to use?

Anna Wood
SW2015 SP5, Windows 7 x64

RE: Surface Flatten

That is not a surface, that is part with Mass. Attached is how you flatten a surface.

Since you do not have flat face, you cannot use convert sheet metal on your part. My suggestion, is that you try offsetting a surface @ 0.0, and using the Flatten surface command like I did in the attached file. (Version 2017)

Scott Baugh, CSWP pc2
CAD Systems Manager


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