How to flatten a surface - Solidworks
I'm trying to use surface flatten to create A dxf of the attached part but mine is grayed out. New to solid works. Please help.
In an effort to anticipate the next question, I've attached a DXF.
After the surface is flattened, it may not be correctly oriented in space, so creating a DXF of an item arbitrarily positioned in space could prove difficult. Give it a try though, it will be good practice if you do this task often :)
I added a scale reference to the DXF, Hopefully it can be ignored by your software.
The issue is that you don't have a surface to flatten. Your model is a single solid body.
- Just select the face you want to flatten (use the Ctrl key for multiple picks)
- Then use either the Surface Knit command, or the Surface Offset tool (set to 0) both tools will give you the same result.
Now that you have a surface, the Flatten Surface tool will work.