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Having trouble laying out a pattern.

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Can anyone help me please?

I am trying to lay this shape out onto a 500mm square plate. The pattern I am after is on the DXF attached.

Can anyone guide me on how to move my shape around the plate please??

 

regards

 

Jim

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @astrixkid

 

 

 

there are two ways to get Your requested pattern into Your part:

 

  • method one would be the classic approach with first pattern the lower instance 4 times by 120mm to the right
    followed with a rotational pattern about 180 degrees where You have to put the rotaion point 12.5mm right to the center of Your base instance. This new new rotated instance again could be patterned 3 times by 120mm to the right again.
    But I believe, this of course is the old and tradional apporach, but the not elegant one
  • I have created a Pattern by  Table feature of Yo.ur basic instance, with a small Excel Table but integrated into the SE part file. This table will hold the x and Y coordinates from the master together with the rotaion angle in the 3rd column.

Voila that's it!

 

 

BTW: I always would suggest to group several features together first before patterning this group afterwards.

This always build a better and easier changeable feature, which could be modified easier too.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@hawcad, This is an earlier duplicate posting. The activity is happening on the other one.

This one should be deleted.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
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Hi @astrixkid

 

 

 

soory but I have forgotten the original method we have used here in the past:

 

You create the instance as single part (maybe positive than as cutout, and place this as part copy into YOur plate using different coordinate systems for placing.

 

And then do a boolean substract to cut them out!

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
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Hi @bshand

 

 

 

tahnks for info and sorry for my answer.

But I can not see any duplicate post here.

Where and when was it posted?

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
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On my screen it's 3 posts down from this one.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @bshand

 

 

 

thanks again, just seen the second post.

 

I came into the office just some minutes ago and went through the daily posts from the morning to the evening and started with this thread.

 

 

So sorry for my double posting here, but now - after Your hint - I have looked into this first/original post and I have seen that nobody suggested the PatternByTable method what was my first intention without knowing Your answers to the other duplicated post.

So maybe it could now be taken as additional method and way to achieve the wanted request.

 

 

 

regards
Wolfgang
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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
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@hawcad, No need to apologize. And your suggestion to use pattern by table is great. Now there are 3 suggestions for @astrixkid to consider. You shoud add it to the other one to avoid confusion.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200