4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2018 6:13 PM by Ben Ben

    Linear Pattern - Up to reference +1 instance

    Ben Ben

      Hopefully I can explain this as simple as possible.

       

      I need to "Linear Pattern" some holes on a sheet metal part. This sheet metal part has many configurations all with differing length and width.

       

      Is there a way to "Linear Pattern" Up to reference, but then add one more instance?

      I need the pattern to go past the reference.

      InstDist.JPG

       

       


      Now I know I can do it by changing to "Spacing and instances" but as the sheet metal part has many configurations, I would like it to update automatically when i choose a different configuration.

      Also when i click the button circled below it adds one extra instance.

      InstNo.JPG

       

       

      Example: config 1 the sheet is 300mm wide and the pattern goes 1 instance past reference edge.

      now i choose config 2, its 600mm wide and the pattern now has twice as many instances and still goes 1 instance past reference edge.

      BTW, i will use a formula generated from the hole drawing to nominate the correct spacing. (maybe i could use a formula to generate the Instances also)

      PerfHole.JPG