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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Working with Sheet-Metal Drawings

Drawing views of sheet-metal parts offer some unique options beyond what are normally available for conventional part files. Among these are the inclusion of bend notes, bend lines, punch notes, bend tables, and the creation of flat pattern views.

Flat Pattern Views

imageWhen a sheet-metal part file has a flat pattern definition, you can create a drawing view of the folded model or the flat pattern. You can include both as well but need to separate base views to do so. To take a look at these options, follow these steps to create a flat pattern drawing view to start off:

  1. On the Get Started tab, click the Open button. ...

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