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ST7 - Sheet Metal - Etching Patterns

Hi Edgers,

 

I came across an interesting problem in Solid Edge Sheet Metal......a client wants to have a pattern of laser etching on a stainless disc. I wanted to sketch [can only do this in Ordered mode. as far as I can tell] one profile element, then pattern it to the desired number of instances.....BUT, SE will not allow selection of the patterned sketch elements to be included in the etch command. Surely a pattern of geometry is still regarded as geometry. Clearly NOT, when using "Etch". Robot Sad

 

I can [& did] of course just make a rotated, with copy enabled, array of these in the sketch,...but is not very intuative, nor will it be dynamically adjustable.

 

Am I missing something?....is there a way to do this in Synchronous, that works how I want it to?? [see example attached]

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10
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‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: ST7 - Sheet Metal - Etching Patterns

Hi my Friend,

 

I can confrim this issue.

 

In this case I do a new sketch what contains inculded geometries. Yes, this is just a cheating!

 

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: ST7 - Sheet Metal - Etching Patterns

Thanks for looking at this Imi,.....I'll file a ER on this issue.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: ST7 - Sheet Metal - Etching Patterns

Hi edgers,

 

Have logged an enhancement request for this with my VAR, tack on if you also feel SE should have this ability added....."IR 7245943 - Can''t select a pattern in the etch command"

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: ST7 - Sheet Metal - Etching Patterns

Hi Edgers,

 

Good news....this has now been escalated to an Enhancement Request for the development team.

 

"ER# 7245943"

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10