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Fitting Linear Patterns within a curve

Question asked by Shrinath Balakrishnan on Jun 12, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 31, 2014 by Jamil Snead

Hi guys,

I am trying to design an aircraft rib with a diamond like pattern between 20% chord and Trailing edge(TE). I started with the sketch of one diamond and used linear sketch pattern to continue upto the TE. However I would like the linear patterns to fit along the shape of the aerofoil.For better understanding,  I have uploaded the solidworks file where this is shown and also a handdrawn sketch(rough) of how the final pattern fits onto the aerofoil shape. Could any of you please advise me on the easiest way to achieve this.
My only other alternative right now is to manually draw each diamond to fit to the aerofoil, and this is just impossible since there are about 50 of those.


I am using the Solidworks Education Edition 2013


Thanks in advance