I'm trying to draw a circular pattern of a hexagon, but I would like to get the same alignment for those hole, because the punching machine has not a rotable turret.
I tried several time to fix the alignment but I was not able to do.... I'm wondering if someone could explain me how to do that?
Picture attached for explanation...TIA for the answers!
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Hi there @Davide_Parolin,
Maybe you could use a rectangular fill pattern, and make use of the "suppress region" function, to crop the pattern back to a circular cluster more to your needs.
EDIT: scratch that - I see you actually want them arranged into circular pattern, as rings, not as a fill. Good catch @JasonTitcomb.
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The Pattern Along Curve command might be worth looking at also.
Draw a circle and use it as the path. Then select the Simple option on the alignment step.
The orientation will stay the same as the original.
But you may have to do one ring at a time.
@JasonTitcomb: I'll tried during my several attempt, but even if the alignement was right, all the resulting feature was moved to the origin of the first hole.
simple mode activated
with the follow curve activated the drawing is right, but the orientation is wrong
PS: I made each hole as a single feature, then I apply the patern