For a project I am doing I have some parts that will be lasercut and bended afterwards, but one of the parts (14376_gbr_L3) I cannot get to unfold. I want to unfold it to insert the same cutouts as the other parts all have. The similar part "14376_gbr_L2" did work in the method I am using.
The error I get is: "this part contains features that cannot be unbent"
I do not understand how to fix this, please help! Thanks in advance to all the great helpers in this forum (I have been reading a lot)
BTW. I know it is not a very smooth radius, this is because it has to fit in a handbuild radius.
i tried and...it's worked (if i understand what u need....my english is so bad)
I post the part.
Is this correct?
I only reactivated "Flat Pattern"
Attachments14376_gbr_L3.sldprt, 149 KB
Thank you for your answer. I cannot open the part you supplied, but I tried the flat pattern and this works for me.
The only problem with using the flat pattern is that any changes I make to the part will not appear when it is not in flat pattern mode, and I need this for correct positioning of some holes.
To get this to work I use the unfold feature, make some cutouts and then use the fold feature, which worked on the similair part 14376_gbr_L2.
Any thoughts on how to get this to work?
Thanks in advance!
I had another look at this problem, and by using the unfold feature step by step I was able to determine that the problem was in 2 area's. I deleted the arcs that gave me problems, including the small arcs next to it (that were the result from a fillet function in a previous stage). Then inserted a new arc, with the centerpoint of the new arc coincident to the old (deleted) arc.
This works for me. The line is NOT in exactly the same position, but for my application this is close enough.
If anyone has the same problem and/or is interested in the way I fixed this I can supply the part file.