Add dimensions to bend lines in flat patterns automatically
Making lots of drawings for sheet metal parts gets boring pretty quickly. To help you with that, Drew can add a flat pattern view to a new drawing automatically.
We can even show the bounding box, hide or show bend lines and rotate the flat pattern so that the long edge lays horizontal or vertical.
Bend-to-bend dimensions for flat patterns
Drew can add dimensions between bend lines in a flat pattern view. We’ll find all horizontal and vertical lines, then add dimensions at the left of the view and at the bottom.
There is a separate setting for adding outer dimensions and we add those at the top and right of the view.
Available settings for flat patterns
Drew has a whole tab full of your preferences for flat pattern views. Here you can also enable bend-to-bend dimensions.