How to convert from solid model to sheet metal in solidworks?
I have a few solid models from a customer and they are STP files. I need to convert them to sheet metal parts, I'm in desperate need of help.
As your customer given files are STEP format ; so i think firstly you have to model it again or simply make solid body from STEP file .
then after modeling you have to use Convert to Sheetmetal option , you will get it in Sheetmetal module.
By giving appropriate thickness ,bending lines ,K factor, rip edges etc. , you can convert it to sheetmetal part.
Here i am giving you a simple example in attached file.
Recently, I go through this community which may help out to resolve your problem.