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High instance count - 2D

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor

I have a large grid pattern that I need to create. I know that creating this pattern in 3D is extrememly difficult so I'm attempting to use basic curves and Move Object > Copy.

 

The pattern is a circle that is 0.1mm dia, 0.5mm pitch and X/Y count of 1060. That's 1,123,600 circles total if you're couting. I'm able to do this but it takes 30-45 minutes.

 

Is there a way in NX to make this a little faster?

 

NX8.5

Tc8.3

4 REPLIES

Re: High instance count - 2D

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Do you need to actually draw all the circles or could you just do a sample in one corner and just do the perimeter?

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: High instance count - 2D

Solution Partner Legend Solution Partner Legend
Solution Partner Legend
Hi,

I checked out this problem and do the pattern curve, and guess what, surprisingly, It takes 2 hours for my workstation. . Smiley Happy

does the specs of the workstation affect this problem?

Re: High instance count - 2D

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Use the old 'Rectangular Array' on the Transformations dialog (see image).

 

You have to set the following variable with a value of 1

UGII_ENABLE_TRANSFORM_LEGACY_OPTIONS

otherwise you'll have the cut down version of the dialog.

 

It also is non-associative.

 

It worked on my old workstation in about 3-4 minutes.

Mind you the part is slow to work with after that.

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Anthony Galante, Senior Support Engineer
PhoenxPLM
24 versions of NX installed: NX4 to NX12, plus TC11.2

Re: High instance count - 2D

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Does this command work in NX as an option to the new pattern command???

Is this an either/or or both option.

We use feature parameters in drafting, and changing all holes to the new pattern was not an option. 200-300 holes in a die shoe.

We would like an option to add a hole or 2, if necessary, and have the feature parameters pick up the correct hole count in drafting.

This is the 1st glimmer of hope for this happening.

Using NX8.5.3 from NX7.0