I am working on modeling a lid for a jar that needs ridges on the sides (almost resembling a gear, if you will). I have sketched the hexagonal shape on the edge, and need this to have 90 "teeth". How do you make a pattern for a shape such as this? I only see circular and rectangular patterns. Any help is appreaciated.
Just create the feature (cut, tooth, protrusion, whatever) and pattern this feature in sync or ordered. Check the video for more help. Make sure you get the center right, hover on one of the cylindrical edges until it locks to the center.
Might be what you are looking for.
Use the 'Along Curve' pattern command, & then in the options, set 'Follow Curve' option.
I hope this helps.
Solid Edge 2019
I would create a closed hexagon for cutout and then use a Pattern along curve to get it along Your contour.
If this contour curve is circualr then YOu also can use a circle pattern
so I think this is not any big problem anyway.
Before going to the pattern issue, let me say, that YOu do not need to use a normal cutout here, this still is a simple cutout feature with a depth of 0.656 (as I have measured it from Your original)
Then select this cutout and create a circular pattern, that's it!
See video and attached part
Hi there @OliviaK
I actually mistook the problem you were facing & thought you were trying to pattern along a hexagonal curve.
In any case, as @hawcad has pointed out, you need to select the feature before going for pattern command. In case you don't select the feature, the command won't activate (greyed out as you said).
Solid Edge 2019