I have various sheet-metal gaurds to model with a diamond pattern mesh sheet-metal panels.
Is there a quick way to create a diamond mesh sheet that i could use as a template for all the gaurds instead of drawing it up for all the gaurds.
Thanks for all the help how do i use apperance never used that before. ?
Keep in mind. if your shop i going to use the cad file and laser or waterjet the perforations an appreaance is not the way to do it. An appearance is simply putting an image on the surface to make it look like its perforated. So whats behind in a drawing/assembly will not show through (well it will as hidden lines).
When i do a sheetmetal guard like what you have shown i will actually put the holes in and use the fill pattern like stated above, but surpress the fill pattern until the end. It will slow the computer down.
I'm with Aaron
If you have to make it use Fill pattern
If it just to for looks use apperance
The sample part has a fill pattern & the chain link apperance
When we build a guard with expanded metal, we start with the template I have attached. Then make the part shape and put in only a few of the cutouts - leave the rest solid in order to not waste computer time.
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