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Circular Pattern of Split Line(s)?

Question asked by John Willett on Dec 21, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 22, 2016 by John Willett

Sometimes split lines will allow you to form circular patterns and sometimes they give re-build errors.  I can't figure out why or what to do about it.  (First I had tried to use intersection with radial planes, since I already had them, but the split lines created that way wouldn't pattern.)  This time my work-around was to circular-pattern a radial line in a sketch and then to project that sketch onto the ring face that I wanted to split.  Even this is not straightforward, however, because it won't accept radials intersecting at the center -- I had to cut the inner parts of the lines off first.

 

All I can find in SW Help is the following cryptic comment under Split Lines:  "You can pattern split line features that were created using projected curves."  This suggests that the more useful forms of split lines, e.g., Intersection (say by a plane), won't pattern, but I'm not sure I'm not doing something else wrong.

 

Anybody really understand this issue? -- John Willett

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