I want my note to get automatically changed whenever the number of linear pattern (or circular pattern) instances change in design of the solid part.Please Help.
Did you try the Hole Wizard Feature?
The preferred method would be to use hole wizard to make the hole, and then to use a hole callout instead of a note. Doing it that way will make the patterned quantity display automatically, as well as provide more information about the hole, such as end condition (depth, or thru all), tolerance, countersink info, etc.
To answer your original question, one way to do what you asked would be to "insert model items" and select the pattern info. That will get the pattern quantity to show on the drawing somewhere. Then, you can position the pattern quantity and note appropriately (probably you would have to add some spaces in the note), then select them both and group them so they remain together when moved. It's a workaround, but it would work.
Scott, the way I get those items to group is to have the pattern information showing and start a note. While the note is active you can pick the pattern information and it will be inserted into the note. I then hide the pattern information and the note stays parametric. Again a workaround but it works for me.
That's better. Then the spaces in the note wouldn't need to be adjusted when the quantity changes. Thanks.
Jim, can you tell me the way to show pattern information in a drawing before starting a note ??
Thanks Scott for your reply. I have tried the hole call out feature and its working just perfectly..
But in case of "insert model item" its showing this message: "No dimensions are inserted. The selected feature does not have dimensions." How can I fix this?
Make sure you select the pattern info in the Insert Model Items window.
Thanks Stuart.I finally got the desired result with Hole callout method.But i want share the problem with "Insert model Items" in this case. In this method I'm not getting total number of instances.Instead I get Individual instances of Linear patter in each direction.I'm attaching a image of the result for more clarification.Hope to hear from you soon.
You can link the number of instances in the linear pattern to a custom property, and then call out this property in a note.
Thank you very much Glenn. Its a very handy trick. But there is one problem i cant fix. If i skip some instances the change does not reflect in the attached note.Is there any way to pick up the no of skipped instances and link it to custom property?
No, if you're skipping instances then my suggestion won't work.
Thanks Glenn for clarifying.
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