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Sweep Cut groove pattern Fail

Question asked by Tracy Lau on May 2, 2014
Latest reply on May 6, 2014 by Tracy Lau

Hi all,

 

I've been attempting to create a groove pattern over an organic shape with sweep cut. Two problems:

1. I can sweep the first two grooves, but if I try to sweep it across the whole shape by adding more grooves to my profile and using more guides, it fails or doesn't create the pattern I want.

2. I've tried to use circular pattern to pattern the arcs (grooves) across my shape and get them to pierce my guides. How would I go about doing this, as in is their a flexible feature that would allow me to leave the radius and number of arcs flexible, so that I can get the arcs to pierce my guides? I've only been able to create the arcs and relations manually without using the pattern.

 

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Is there an easier method for making the grooves that I'm not aware of?

For the part I attached, I only made the front and middle groove profiles as proof of concept, even though I want them to run across the whole part.

Any insights are appreciated!

 

Thank you,

 

Tracy

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