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Advanced Question - Catia Flat Patterns


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I need to make a flat pattern for the part attached. It will be made using a deep draw forming method. I have never made a flat pattern for that before and the attached part is additionally almost all curved surfaces. Is there a work bench in Catia that can help me with this. The part is made out of sheet metal.



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Draw Form - Flat Pattern - Sheet Metal

Does Catia have a work bench to assist me with making a flat pattern for a sheet metal part that will be made via Draw Form? Attached is an image of the complex geometric shape.



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The flat pattern capabilities in the CATIA sheetmetal workbenches are primarily for sheet parts that are bent on a brake, not for formed parts like yours. There is a Developed Shape license (DL1) that is a add-on to the GSD workbench. It will approximate a flat pattern based on a surface. I've used it several times to flatten surfaces, but I've never used it for deep draws like you have.

Here's some info on it: V5 Portfolio - Dassault Systèmes

Let us know how this works for you, or if you have any questions.
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