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Bolt circles and arrays


I am using the bolt circle command. I can only get the dimension circle, not an
array of the elements. When do I tell SolidEdge that I want 6 bolt holes?
As a second part to the question, let's say I want to design a circle with 60 "V"
notches around the outside circumfrence. What command(s) would I use to create
something like that?
Thanks!
Sam
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Re: Bolt circles and arrays


I guess another way to post the question would be: How do I draw a gear?

"Sam Hoskins" wrote:
>
>I am using the bolt circle command. I can only get the dimension circle,
>not an
>array of the elements. When do I tell SolidEdge that I want 6 bolt holes?
>
>As a second part to the question, let's say I want to design a circle with
>60 "V"
>notches around the outside circumfrence. What command(s) would I use to create
>something like that?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Sam

Re: Bolt circles and arrays

I was searching for info on this and found this thread.
Since there was no answer regarding bolt hole circles I thought I should post up what I found.

There is no bolt circle command. Its an annotation.

The easiest way I found was by using the rotate command.
Create a circle for center.
Create a bolt hole or entity at the start position.
Select Rotate.
Enter the number of degrees you want between holes.
Click on the entity you want to rotate (bolt hole).
Click on the center of rotation.
Click on the point to rotate from.
Then click in a circle to place the bolt holes.

You can freely place the bolt hole where ever needed without entering the number of degrees.

Re: Bolt circles and arrays

The "Circular Pattern" tool works very well for creating bolt hole circles.

Ed

Re: Bolt circles and arrays

Am 15.12.2007 15:23, schrieb Sam Hoskins:
> I am using the bolt circle command. I can only get the dimension circle, not an
> array of the elements. When do I tell SolidEdge that I want 6 bolt holes?
>
> As a second part to the question, let's say I want to design a circle with 60 "V"
> notches around the outside circumfrence. What command(s) would I use to create
> something like that?

Hello,
i have createt the inner circle, then placed the little circles with
intelli-sketc (withut any sorrows about dinensions) ans at least set the
little circles equal (in relations)
hth
Robert