Choosing the "Up to Reference" option in the Linear Pattern may do what you need.
add an equation to the dim for the pattern.
double click on the model find the # of holes and add your formula
thank you for you reply, do you have sample formula that is where I am stuck at.
Oscar Pérez wrote: David, thank you for you reply, do you have sample formula that is where I am stuck at.
Oscar Pérez wrote:
There's a few ways of making your equations depending on how you would like it to work. Here are two different options
One which adds more holes (adjusts the instance count)
and one which adjusts the spacing.
These are both very basic, often when using the INT function you will want to check if the remainder is zero or not.
If you tell me what behaviour you are looking for I could help more, but these are two sample equations to look at
video & 2016 attached
Thank you for your reply. What I am looking for is when the wall is reduce in height that the hole pattern qty is reduced, not the spacing. I hope this make sense.
Oscar Pérez wrote: Rob, Thank you for your reply. What I am looking for is when the wall is reduce in height that the hole pattern qty is reduced, not the spacing. I hope this make sense. Oscar
That's what I thought. So won't the "Up to Reference" option I showed above do what you want?
I have never work with up to reference, let me see a YouTube video of it.
That did the trick thank you very much.
x= length of part.
y= number of holes in part.
z- hole spacing.
y = x/y-1
Thanks I can still used that formula for something else.
it is all simple stuff. Just some trial and error till you get the right results sometimes. The visual of SolidWorks makes the results of the math a visual thing so you know if you have the right answer, or if you are using the correct formula and then make adjustments as needed.
That worked great.
Please pick the posting that answers your question and mark it as correct. That helps others with the same question.
Hi, I would recommend that you mark Glenn Schroeder's answer as correct if that is what you are after Oscar Pérez, for the benefit of others.
OK done thank you all.
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