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Question on using curve driven patterns

Question asked by 1-KDQEYO on Jun 15, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 16, 2010 by Deepak Gupta

Hopefully someone can help because I am stumped

 

I am modeling a flat rectangular plate that will feature a series of hole patterns running lengthwise down the centerline or just slightly off center. The length of the plate may change and the hole patterns need to adjust accordingly.

 

To achieve this I chose to model the first hole in the center of the part (origin) and then radiate the pattern in two directions using the curve driven pattern. The pattern will follow two construction reference lines (one for each direction) that is drawn down the center line and modeled to adjust to the plate length. The problem is that there are several different hole patterns, and not all end at the same point relative to the center of the part. This means my curve driven option is good only for the pattern that ends at the end of the reference line.

 

My question what is the best way to model different hole patterns that generate from the same origin, but for different distances, and can still automatically adjust to a change in the part's length?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Sergio

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