I am attempting to build a hybrid ST\Ordered assembly that has parts that adjust via top level variables being fed down the assembly structure (Length Width and Height) . I would like to reduce the amount of variables and sketch elements being driven down the assembly structure.
I have a hole patterns that runs along the Height of the product. I would like to control the hole spacing and hole count based the available space along the pattern in the piece part- not the Height variable.
In NX I would create a measurement in the piece part and save it as an expression/variable. This variable is continually updated during changes. I could then use that measurement to calculate hole pattern spacing and hole pattern quantity.
Is there a similar function or a different suggested workflow for Solid Edge.
Could you share a picture about our issue? There are some way to solve this, but I don't want to get wrong info.
There would be a couple ways to do this in SE. First, SE's pattern commands have 3 options for how the occurence # and spacing is controlled, Fit, Fill and Fixed. Fit and Fill work in conjunction with the pattern sketch and it's size.
With Fit and Fill, you can dimensionally constrain the pattern sketch to the edges of your part and it will dynamically adjust as the length or width of your part changes.
For fixed, it will work much how you do it in NX such that an overall dimension will be available in the Variable Table as will be your Pattern's count and spacing variables. Find these and set up your mathmatical equations to control them via the length/width.