I want to decrease the density of the shell by cutting tiny hole into the shell but except creating one by one spheres and doing intersect I don't see how to use pattern or any other way to create a large number of holes ?
Thanks by advance
It is achievable using the "Wrap" Feature on a spline surface. The down side is you will have to use linear patterns to disperse the hole pattern across the the plane and then perform the "Wrap". Where you don't want a certain hole, go back to the sketch and delete certain holes until the pattern desired is achieved.
If there is a way to Fill Pattern something like this using seed cut, I would also be interested to know if it is possible.
You could create a separate body that you want to remove, pattern that body how you want it and then do a combine? Set this to subtract, select the existing body as the main body then your newly patterned bodies as the ones to subtract.
before learning the wrap feature I was thinking about this even if I was not aware of way of doing it as it represente thousands of tiny spheres, maybe the computer won't like it
It did take a bit for the pattern to generate.
the problem is to generate 3D pattern of spheres : I've tried few hours ago and when the 2D pattern is done I can't select them by box selection or lasso so I have to select manually ...
same problem for intersect : I have to select manually each spheres ... I can't select the pattern function or as a solid ???
The way I created the sample i modeled; the circles in the sketch were on a flat plan. The sketch was wrapped around the surface needed and then I modified (added multiple linear patterns or deleted circles where needed) the sketch pattern to fit it the most pleasing yo the eye since i can not figure out (it may not be possible) to use the Fill Pattern feature so that there is a border restriction to the pattern.
a 3D fill pattern will be the Graal
look at this :
It seems possible to add porosity to an CAD STL model
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