Reply

Circular pattern of holes


After drawing a circular pattern of holes is it possible to change the hole size
dimensions?
It seems that it is possible to edit a single hole but not a circular pattern without
redrawing the pattern.
4 REPLIES

Re: Circular pattern of holes

The pattern command is not associative, therefore the pattern will either
have to be redrawn or all holes must be set equal to each other and driven
by one of them.
In contrast, when creating a 3D model in the full SE product, the
circular/rectangular feature patterns are associative allowing modification
of any of the parameters of the pattern or the parent feature (in this case
the Hole) and it will update automatically.
PellaKen
http://grundey.blogsopot.com
"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
news:4737b779$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> After drawing a circular pattern of holes is it possible to change the
> hole size
> dimensions?
> It seems that it is possible to edit a single hole but not a circular
> pattern without
> redrawing the pattern.


Re: Circular pattern of holes

Insure that Maintain Relationships is turned on under the Tools menu (Show
Relationships as well). Turn on your Relationships toolbar if it isn't and
look for a button with two horizontal line on it (like an equal sign).
Choose the master element and then the element to make equal to it. Repeat
for all circles until all are set equal to the master.
--
PellaKen
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
news:4738d454$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> Hi Ken
> Thanks for your reply.
>
> It is a nice command, pity it is not associative.
>
> How do I go about setting them equal to each other and driven by one of
> them?
>
> Can I still use a circular pattern to establish the "position" of each
> hole?
>
> Many thanks
>
> Geoff
>
>
>
>
> "Ken Grundey" wrote:
>>The pattern command is not associative, therefore the pattern will either
>>
>>have to be redrawn or all holes must be set equal to each other and driven
>>
>>by one of them.
>>
>>In contrast, when creating a 3D model in the full SE product, the
>>circular/rectangular feature patterns are associative allowing
>>modification
>>
>>of any of the parameters of the pattern or the parent feature (in this
>>case
>>
>>the Hole) and it will update automatically.
>>
>>PellaKen
>>http://grundey.blogsopot.com
>>
>>"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
>>news:4737b779$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> After drawing a circular pattern of holes is it possible to change the
>>> hole size
>>> dimensions?
>>> It seems that it is possible to edit a single hole but not a circular
>>> pattern without
>>> redrawing the pattern.

>>
>>
>

Re: Circular pattern of holes


Hi Ken
Thanks for your reply.
It is a nice command, pity it is not associative.
How do I go about setting them equal to each other and driven by one of them?
Can I still use a circular pattern to establish the "position" of each hole?
Many thanks
Geoff


"Ken Grundey" wrote:
>The pattern command is not associative, therefore the pattern will either
>
>have to be redrawn or all holes must be set equal to each other and driven
>
>by one of them.
>
>In contrast, when creating a 3D model in the full SE product, the
>circular/rectangular feature patterns are associative allowing modification
>
>of any of the parameters of the pattern or the parent feature (in this case
>
>the Hole) and it will update automatically.
>
>PellaKen
>http://grundey.blogsopot.com
>
>"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
>news:4737b779$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> After drawing a circular pattern of holes is it possible to change the
>> hole size
>> dimensions?
>> It seems that it is possible to edit a single hole but not a circular
>> pattern without
>> redrawing the pattern.

>
>

Re: Circular pattern of holes


Hi Ken
Drawing a bolt hole circle, ungrouping the individual holes then making each of
them equal to the master. Then resizing the master works just fine.
Many thanks
Geoff
"Ken Grundey" wrote:
>Insure that Maintain Relationships is turned on under the Tools menu (Show
>
>Relationships as well). Turn on your Relationships toolbar if it isn't and
>
>look for a button with two horizontal line on it (like an equal sign).
>Choose the master element and then the element to make equal to it. Repeat
>
>for all circles until all are set equal to the master.
>
>--
>PellaKen
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
>news:4738d454$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Hi Ken
>> Thanks for your reply.
>>
>> It is a nice command, pity it is not associative.
>>
>> How do I go about setting them equal to each other and driven by one of

>
>> them?
>>
>> Can I still use a circular pattern to establish the "position" of each
>> hole?
>>
>> Many thanks
>>
>> Geoff
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ken Grundey" wrote:
>>>The pattern command is not associative, therefore the pattern will either
>>>
>>>have to be redrawn or all holes must be set equal to each other and driven
>>>
>>>by one of them.
>>>
>>>In contrast, when creating a 3D model in the full SE product, the
>>>circular/rectangular feature patterns are associative allowing
>>>modification
>>>
>>>of any of the parameters of the pattern or the parent feature (in this

>
>>>case
>>>
>>>the Hole) and it will update automatically.
>>>
>>>PellaKen
>>>http://grundey.blogsopot.com
>>>
>>>"Geoff Burford" wrote in message
>>>news:4737b779$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> After drawing a circular pattern of holes is it possible to change the
>>>> hole size
>>>> dimensions?
>>>> It seems that it is possible to edit a single hole but not a circular
>>>> pattern without
>>>> redrawing the pattern.
>>>
>>>

>>
>
>