First, thanks to both responses. Quite helpful. I'm responding to both Willem and papyblaise's posts below:
In my initial searching to find this problem, I did see that post, but the first few posts on that thread had nothing to do specifically with the problem of transferring fold lines in the sketches produced onto the View in TechDraw, so I cut my reading of that thread short. Little did I know that, midway through, chrisb merged a separate topic into it
, that other topic merged in apparently did have some the info was relevant to my issue here. And so thanks for calling my attention to it.
However, I don't understand what you said, here:
papyblaise wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:33 am
... turn the vue at 90° (the sketch of unfold) to place it on the sens of the sheet of paper , select it , and place it on the techdraw vue , place the dim as a other thing
My confusion is perhaps because there are two things that look to me to be "views": One is the area of the application that shows what I think of as a "model" (what is it called again?) and the other is this TechData View (the things that are housed in the things that have "Page", "Page001" etc in the tab titles).
But the root of my issue was that I was selecting a face of the unfolded object, but I needed to select the Unfold Sketch instead. Once I did that, I at least saw the fold lines (granted, the colors of the fold lines are equal to the colors of the outer edges, but that is a separate issue I'll investigate later on). Once I got the Unfolded Sketch selected the model view, then selecting the TechData Workbench, and only then adding that as a view, then I was able to see it.
As to rotation, here is what I found worked for me (which might not be what you were intending in your post, and if so, please post a followup correction), as a picture of the result:
So why, in the first place, did I select a face of the Unfolded object, versus the Unfolded Sketch? Because I reasoned that the unfolded sketch was of one color, but the face of the unfolded object was a different color, and if I could eventually figure out how to select *both* the face of the unfolded sketch *and* the Unfolded Sketch, and place them both into the TechData View in a single operation, then I would have everything I need to do a manual cutout. Then, in the printed result, I would clearly know where to fold the lines, because then the fold lines would be printed with a different color than the cut lines, to avoid making mistakes in cutting (e.g., cutting a line that is a fold line, versus a line that needs to be a cut line).
And to this:
Willem wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:17 am
You can insert the unfold sketch in the Techdraw workbench as a "Draft workbench object.
The colors defined in the properties of the sketch has to be changed to the colors you want to see in the Techbraw view
That works, but see prior paragraph dealing with wanting to see both cut lines and fold lines, rendered in different colors. I did see that the color of the Unfolded Sketch was properly propagated into the TechData View, so I think I'm getting quite close to the final goal.
So is there a way to see both cutlines and fold lines in a different color? Perhaps that is what was referred to by "place the dim as a other thing", in which case I need to fully read that other post (which I have not done at time of this post).