SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks — How to Flatten a Cone

It is often necessary to create a flattened version of a model, and this video teaches how to use the sheet metal functionality of SOLIDWORKS in order to create a flat pattern of the model.  This video also shows how to export this pattern for use in other engineering applications such as AutoCAD and DraftSight.  These files are exported as DWG and DXF files and are the standard file format for drafting software.