I want to make a net of 10x10 holes, and I need to project these holes on a semi-sphere, in a matter that each hole will be normal to the semi-sphere. Hopefully the question is understood.
What's the best way to do this?
Being very new to SW, but having 19 years of Pro/E experience, and knowing there are not many of the tools I'm used to having, I'd suggest projecting lines onto the spherical surface, with endpoints where you want the centers of the holes to be. Create an axis thru that point and the center of the sphere, and then a plane normal to the axis thru the projected point, to start your hole on.
I've already solved this problem via applying Circular Pattern twice (over angle teta, from zero to 90 deg, and then rotating it over an angle phi from zero to 360 deg).
Perhaps I'm not understanding you correctly but if you use the hole wizard (3d) the holes will be normal to the semi-sphere.
Basically you're right. The problem with the hole wizard is that it's not so easy to locate them at a well defined (pitch-like net) position.
Anyhow, I've solved this with applying Circular Pattern twice (over angle teta, from zero to 90 deg, and then rotating it over an angle phi from zero to 360 deg).
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