What is the best way to apply this bubble pattern to this curved suface in solidworks? I would really appreciate help!
Is this simply for visual purposes, or do you need the physical geometry to match the pattern?
Its for 3D printing. I need a really good geometry so I can manipulate scale as well...
This is going to be a little work, but is possible.
1. Create the profile or revolved shape of your earring.
2. Create the pattern object
3. Copy the pattern object to follow your profile (arranged on the cross section). You can scale and /or rotate the copies as well.
4. Use the circular array to make copies around the full 360 degrees
5. You may need to create 2 (or more) arrangements of your pattern object to get what you want.
For example, arraying copies of 1 pattern arrangement would not produce the spiral effect. So you would need to create a 2nd pattern arrangement to alternate with the 1st
Chris, thank you for getting back to me.
Can I bother you for quick sketch...dont need whole thing...just good start
Thank you very much
This doesn't get you the overlapping details that you want, but it does show how to create the crosshatching.
this is awesome! Cant THANK YOU enough
1st image shows the end result
2nd and 3rd images show the pattern object arranged on the profile
4th image show a second column of pattern objects to alternate with the 1st column
5th image shows using circular array to copy the 2 columns of pattern objects around the diameter
Chris, could you attach zip file? I want to see your method. Thanks a lot!
I can't give you the exact file in the images since some of its contents are proprietary. However, here is a simplified version that should help you. There are actually 2 files, one file references the other.
thank you very much for help! This is also great!
You guys rock!
I attended Develop3D Live last week and a talk given by the technical director of SolidWorks. He spent some time discussing complex patterning and how this was a focus for new SolidWorks V6 products. There were few concrete details but I had the impression this sort of thing will form a big part of modelling products for v6.
I dont know too much about V6 but I am going definitely check it out!
Here's my take...
EDIT: Sorry, I just realised that's not at all what you were asking.
thats beutifull. Actually the grill is also part of the design. Thank you very much for your model, it really helps!
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