I would like to show dimples on a dish bottom tank. in other words, how can i linear pattern on a curved surface, because circular pattern will get the features closer to each other towards the center of circular pattern.
You could use linear pattern in a sketch and the wrap feature to bring the pattern on the surface.
Thank you for the quick response. I tried to do it on the bottom of the tank (see attached picture), which is a revolve spherical shape and it did not work. it worked on the side of the cylindrical shape.
Oh, sorry. That´s true. I do not exactly know what you are trying to accomplish .Can you describe the dimples better and their positions on the face ? Upload a part maybe ?
Here is something you can maybe work with. Have a look at the file. In the file you can position the dimples exactly where you want on the face and the form of the dimples. Please have a look.
I am not familiar with surfaces, but i did what you sent with extrude cut. my question is about arraying. i will get back to you with what i need to achieve later on.
Pattern on normal plane then select sketch and go to Insert - curve- projected. choose face of the tank
I tried to project an array. it does not allow me.
With only one open/closed profile it does.
You might want to try the fill pattern.
This won't solve the problem. I couldn't figure out how to constrain the points evenly without using brute force. But maybe it will give you a kernel from which you can figure out the details
I am using SW2013 SP3.
Here is a surfacing approach. I couldn't open Mike's file to see his technique (Future Version).
Like Mike, I found this took a certain amount of brute force. It isn't the cleanest model I've created. But this was an interesting problem. It took several trial and error approaches to get one that worked.
One note regarding the model: The first feature is a Thin Revolve representing the tank followed by a solid. I started with the Thin revolve and later found I wanted the solid but was unable to get rid of the "Thin" setting. Deleting the Thin took all of my associated sketches with it. Being lazy, I just slapped in the solid. If creating from scratch the Thin revolve would not exist.
Ghazi, use various ref. geometry to position planes, sketches, features with projected curves to define your array then use a curve driven pattern.
Thank you, all. i will try the various suggestions.
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