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PMI wave link of multiple instances of the same body

Valued Contributor
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I have a specific use case for PMI wave link. The process of design is probably familiar to someone working with multicavity injection moulding or die casting.
In the process we have a component  A that has been patterned e.g 8 times in an assembly using linear pattern. One of the component A bodies is linked to another B component part.

The part B has 8 linked body features and this bodies are cosumed partially using boolean operations. The component A body that was linked has PMIs (e.g linear, diamater)  and I'm able to get those to link correctly into the part but only on ONE instance of the linked body. 

My question would be:

Is there a way to get PMIs wave linked on every instance of the linked body in order to generate full CMM program later?

Is that the right approach? I know that patterning is supported by (most?) CMM softwares so it can be done there but that might create manual work in an otherwise automatic process. 

My approach would be to  "postprocess it"  programatically so the PMI is added to every instance. (in order not to make the original part heavy) 

 

As always, thanks for the inputs Smiley Happy

 

 

 

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Re: PMI wave link of multiple instances of the same body

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I have to mention that getting the wave links to be made correctly (position, orientation) is somewhat of a trial and error method. So a more predictible behavior would be desirable.