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Irregular pattern feature?

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i want to pattern a cut feature to those dimensions, but the pattern feature only allows equally spaced patterns. whats the best way to do it? would i have to add all the holes in the sketch? 

 

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MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)
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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @MagRiz

 

 

either You use a "Pattern By Table" feature or a "Duplicate Feature" or as it looks like here, YOu also can model a piece of Your part only followed by a final mirror body to get the full one.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Valued Contributor

@hawcad

Hi, just an update on this. I understand how the table works but not the duplicate feature. i dont understand how that works. do i need to create a separate reference sketch with points where i want the holes?

 

can you create video to help me out please?

 

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Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @MagRiz

 

 

 

for Duplicate Features in an ordered part, the best IMHO is to create a sketch where You place a small block according to Your wanted positions and orientations.

 

And this block can be used for referenceing the duplicate positions.

 

I believe that there should be an example in the ST9 "What's New?" and/or in the help pages from the Duplicate Feature

 

 

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Valued Contributor
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@hawcad

what do you mean by block?

what kind of sketch will it be, made from lines or ref lines?

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

HI @MagRiz

 

 

 

no, a block is a 2D feature (from Autocad) and used in 2D draft for years (draft header blcok, etc.)

 

Since ST9 You can use a block in a part sketch too.

 

And a block IMHO is the easiset place holder for a Duplicate Feature function.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @MagRiz

 

 

 

 

see attached video, this should explain everything!

 

(view in My Videos)

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @MagRiz

 

 

 

PS.: instead of using a reference block for placing the Duplicate Features You also can use coordinate systems.

But, then You have to click every single coordinate system wheer You want a copy -
rather than using the "Select All Matching References"

 

 

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So IMHO the selection of the copy places takes more work and the creation of the CS also needs longer and is not as visible as a sketch

 

 

 

regards
Wolfgang