I have created a flat part, let's say it is a piece of steel plate. One edge of this plate has been defined with a spline because it is not a plain geometric shape. I have then created a sketch on the surface of the plate. In that sketch I have create a shape that I want to Cut Extrude through the plate. So far, one cut-out, no problem. Next I want to pattern that cut-out, following the splined edge.
First off, is it possible to pattern anything along a spline? If the answer is yes, what's the best way to approach this? I have been trying to create the pattern in the sketch, then Cut Extrude the entire sketched pattern in one shot. I'm really struggling with this and I cannot get it to work.
Should I be trying to Cut Extrude one of these features first and then later pattern that cut-out feature? I've been trying that too, but SW won't let me select the spline as the path to follow for the pattern. If I could select the spline for my path, I would like to follow or maintain the alignment of the seed.