I created a revolve cut on the survace of round disk and now I want to pattern it.
Can't seem to find any information on how to do this?
Any help would be appreciated - SW 2014 is what I am using
You have to select the direction dimension before the Vary option is enabled.
Which surface? The flat or the diameter?
Images or the actual file would help.
I am creating a series of grooves on a solid - similar to record grooves on a vinyl record.
Created the first groove as a cut a distance away from the axis of the disk. Now I want to pattern the cut towards the center...seems simple but doesn't seem to be a straight forward way to do it.
One method would be to create a Linear Pattern of the sketch used for the Cut-Revolve
I thought of that... it worked but it kind of bugged me that it left the pattern undefined....I am just getting back into solidwork after a number of years out of it....I could go a define the pattern by creating a number of constraints but I thought there was an easier way.
You would only need to add one horizontal or co-linear constraint to fully define the pattern.
Another method is to use the Vary Sketch tool.
2014 SOLIDWORKS Help - Vary Sketch
If you draw the sketch for the revolve a certain way then you can use a linear pattern with the "vary sketch" option to accomplish what you want. If you have SW2014 look at this example file.
I keep getting this when I try to select the dimension to vary:
"Select a linear dimensions or a linear edge/axis to define pattern"
I must be missing a click somewhere.
Post your file, or at least an image, to show what you are doing.
Images can be dragged & dropped into a Reply box (with some browsers) & the Use advanced editor link at the top RH corner of the Reply box will allow attachments.
This is the file i was working on
The Vary Sketch is greyed out when I do the linear pattern
Again I have missed a click I think.
Just figured it out...my dimension was to a point and for some reason I couldn't pick it.
knew it was a simple thing....thanks for you patients on this and the help as I thought it through.
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