How to mirror table fields

Phenom
Phenom

Hello experts,

is there a way to mirror all or specific coordinates of a spacial field data table?

I did insert my values with mirrored Y-coordinate by mistake.

The fields are very large and  I have a lot of them so I don't want to re-insert them once again?

Moving and rotating is no problem (by using specific coordinate systems in "Spacial Map"), but mirroring (and scaling) - how does it work?

 

Who can help? - Best wishes, Michael

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Re: How to mirror table fields

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
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  1. "Edit table in Spreadsheet".
  2. Once the data is in Excel, create a formula in a new column to multiply the Y values by -1.
  3. Cut the data from the new column and Paste-Special the values only over the original Y values.
  4. On the ADD-INS tab, pick Update Table
  5. Exit Excel.

Re: How to mirror table fields

Phenom
Phenom

JimB,

 

thank you for answering. Excel was the tool I did define my table fields and modifying it by spreadsheet is really time consuming. Therefore, I did wonder if there is a more elegant way for mirroring or scaling.

Maybe in the "vicinity" of using the table field for loads or constraints? - Because that's what I want to do with them.

 

I remember that there should be something like that for scaling or so but I didn't find it in documentation. - Any idea?

Best wishes, Michael

 

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Re: How to mirror table fields

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
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There is no out of the box functionality to do this.

 

An NX Open application that operated on the independent domain data in the same manner would be fairly simple to write.

 

 

Re: How to mirror table fields

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

To answer your second comment, there is a capability to specify an offset. Here, you can specify a value to add to a column of independent data. What you are looking for is a similar scale capability, where you can specify a value to multiply a column of independent data by.

 

Contact GTAC to submit an enhancement request for this.

Re: How to mirror table fields

Phenom
Phenom

JimB,

thank you for answering. I beg your pardon, but I did delete my first answer to your article (from 2018-04-19 02:31 PM), because I had assumed no-one was reading it at that time. It was some kind of refreshing error in my browser, so I wasn't sure if I had saved my first answer and so I made a new one. At last I saw both of my articles and then a reply of you and I thought you were answering the second one. So unfortunately, now the first article is gone, sorry.

 

Now back to business:

I've found the key word "Parametric spacial map".- It sound like mapping a spacial distribution onto another spacial destination area, and maybe it's the direction I should go for scaling and mirroring coordinates. I do not fully understand what's  the functionality of it  and where and when I can use it.

 

So my question is:

Is it a way (maybe to avoid importing errors in the future) for definitions of table fields? - Or is that nonsense of mine, I'm not sure. Could you give me some advises?

 

With best regards, Michael

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