When the Flat pattern drawing view of a SolidWorks sheet metal part displays the part in the bent condition, this can indicate an issue with the suppression state of the Flat-pattern feature. As shown in the figure below the Flat Pattern view is the same as the front view and shows the part in a bent state.
The default configuration of a sheet-metal part, contains a derived configuration called “DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN”. In this configuration, the sheet-metal option Flatten is selected.
This results in the Flat-pattern feature being unsupressed and the part will be flattened.
If this option is modified when the “DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN” is active.
Then the Flat-pattern feature will be suppressed and the part will be bent. This will lead lead to the wrong view being shown in the drawing.
The resolve this issue, with “DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN” is active, set the Flatten option.
This will flatten the part and result in the correct view being displayed in the drawing.
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