I am trying to make a chain pattern (I am using SW2016). The pattern is made, but it stops where the line sketch ends, and does not continue/make a complete closed loop. Any advice why is this happening?
Figured out, had to use the selection manager for a closed loop sketch!
Sorry guys, stuck with another problem. I am using the path length feature for modeling a dynamic chain. I have chosen the full path tick box, but the chain does not make a complete path along the sketch. Any advice please? Please see attached.
I guess you have to constraint your first link to one end of the loop. I don't think you can pattern the links in two directions!
You may want to use a fit spline on your sketch, select the sketch entity and select loop or chain, go to Tools-Spline Tools-Fit Spline.
is there any reason you are going this route? Why do you need to model every single link? Are you trying to make a simulation?
If it can help see file attached, I have written it a while back just because I saw many colleagues wasting time and resources modeling a chain.
Gianluca Mattaroccia - Thanks for sharing
My pleasure John
That PDF is like finding a treasure chest to a novice like me so thank you Gianluca for creating and sharing it.
ooooooooooh ahhhhhhhhhhh. nifty!
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