Is there a way to re-orient a finished part file in solidworks?

Now the smart way!!!

  1. Step 1:

    Place any view from the "View Palette"

    Then Check the Flat pattern!!!

  2. Step 2:

    Of course you get the Flat pattern BUT! always normal to the plane!!!

  3. Step 3:

    Big Surprise...

    Now go to "Reference Configuration" and select "Default"
    Apparently the Flat Pattern... ...WAIT FOR IT!!!!

    Yes!!! ;D

  4. Step 4:

    The Results... ...Nice & Simple!!!