What's New: Creo Parametric 4.0 > Sheetmetal Design > Flat Pattern and Flatten Form Improvements in Sheetmetal Design
  
Flat Pattern and Flatten Form Improvements in Sheetmetal Design
There are additional options for Flat Pattern and Flatten Form.
User Interface Location: With a sheet metal part open, click Model > Flat Pattern or click Model > Form and then select Flatten Form.
Release: Creo Parametric 4.0
Benefits and Description
You can watch a video that demonstrates this capability.
There are additional options to forms when creating a Flat Pattern or Flatten Form feature. When you click Flat Pattern to open the Flat Pattern tab and then on the Options tab select the Flatten forms check box, the entire form is flattened. In addition, from the Options tab you can select the Project cuts added to forms check box. As a result, the cuts are projected with the Flat Pattern feature.
Comparable functionality is added to the Flatten Form feature. When flattening a selected form, the entire form is flattened. From the Options tab of Flatten Form, you can select the Project cuts and holes check box. If selected, the cuts are projected with the Flatten Form feature.
These enhancements give you more flexibility to control the calculation of forms, including cuts.