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How to show color print (sketch) also on the sheetmetal flat pattern?

A - answer Pictures and other types of sketches on sheetmetal faces are not transferred to flat pattern unfolds by default.

But if you need to project your raster (images) or vector (e.g. from 2D DWGs) paintings also to the flat pattern unfolds (in the original positions on the model), use the function "Copy to flat pattern", available in the context menu (right mouse button click) at the given sketch in the browser tree of the folded model. This will copy the sketch to the flat pattern tree and will display it also in the unfolded model:

Inventor
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5.9.2019    1046×  
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 12416:How to export DXF outline of unfolded sheetmetal in Fusion 360, with no bending lines.
Tip 12392:Export unfolds of sheetmetal parts to DXF - parameters for iLogic and VBA
Tip 10916:How to project unfolded flat pattern to a sketch?
Tip 10118:How to export a DXF file with punch points from an unfold?
Tip 9937:Preset displaying of thread features in Inventor 2015 drawing views.


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