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Having trouble laying out a pattern.

Creator
Creator

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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Re: Having trouble laying out a pattern.

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

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.

 

4 steps:

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

 

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Matt Johnson
Solid Edge Certified Professional (ST7 & ST8)
Solid Edge ST9 (SEEC) - Production
NX11 (Tc Integration) Pre-Production Testing
Teamcenter 10.1.7

Re: Having trouble laying out a pattern.

Creator
Creator

Hi Matt,

 

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!

 

regards

 

Jim

Re: Having trouble laying out a pattern.

Creator
Creator

This is what I get when I try and use the library....

Re: Having trouble laying out a pattern.

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

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.

 

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Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Having trouble laying out a pattern.

Creator
Creator

Hi Bruce,

 

Thank you for your help. I will have a go in the morning!

 

regards

 

Jim

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @astrixkid

 

 

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:

 

  • 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

Hi @astrixkid

 

 (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!

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@hawcad wrote:

 

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

There are more than two.


Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Creator
Creator
Hi Wolfgang,

Thank you for your help. The attachment will not open. I have ST9 so guessing this is ST10?
Jim.