SOLIDWORKS Tutorial - Mutlibody Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Drawing

Multibody part design is a powerful capability in SOLIDWORKS.  It allows us to create complex part geometry as an intermediate step, or we can use it similarly to an assembly by allowing us to design different components as different bodies in a part file.  This is true for all solid body geometry, as well as sheet metal designs.

With sheet metal designs, when you have more than one body, SOLIDWORKS will create separate flat patterns and cut lists on the Feature Manager Design Tree.

But, when it comes time to creating a 2D drawing, if you have a multibody sheet metal part, you will not see a flat pattern view by default when adding a model view onto the drawing.

Today, we're going to show you how we can aadd multibody sheet metal flat patterns to our drawings.