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??
From what you have modeled in your part, you can not get to this pattern. yet
You can pattern out either of the 120 linear offsets... but then there is a rotated part that needs placed.
So you could make the rotated part and then do a linear pattern and this would give you the desired results.
1.) model the 1st pocket as dimensioned from the edges of the part
2.) rotate the 1stpocket and position to create #2
3.) linear pattern with step distance
4.) suppress the "missing" instance
Thank you for your help.
Is there any way of saving the pocket to the feature library? I can only get the cutout and chamfer to save. I was hoping to just lay them out onto a blank plate if you get me?
I am self taught on Solid Edge so learing as I go!
Here's anothe approach using the duplicate by block function. It's not per your spec but it's an example that you should be able to adapt to your layout.
sorry I answered Your question in the duplicated post which I did not recognize before it was told to me by @bshand
Thanks here again for giving me the hint, as well as the tipp to post it here too for having all answers in one and the sam ethread.
So here is my suggestion or answer:
there are two ways to get Your requested pattern into Your part:
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.
(also a copy from the first thread)
sorry 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!