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arrush80
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rectangular pattern

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02-06-2014 08:51 AM

Good morning,

 

I am trying to find a way to make a hole pattern along a curve, but the problem is my pattern is not a curve but rather a path along a precise angled path. Inventor does not seem to want to acknoledge this as a path aside for the first segment. Any suggestions would be appricaited.

 

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JoAnn_Hogan
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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:03 AM in reply to: arrush80

Good Evening to you too =)

 

Ok so first of all, Create a sketch that would represent your curve. Then start your rectangular pattern (Feature) command. Select your hole and for direction 1 select the sketched curve. Then select a new position for your direction 1 in the more options and change the orientation to direction 1

 

Please see the attachment explaining everything

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:06 AM in reply to: JoAnn_Hogan

So I am hoping to use something other then a curve to describe this pattern, the zigzag line you see going up vertically in my picture is what I am trying to use as the curve, with a hole being created at each intersection.

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:07 AM in reply to: arrush80

arrush80 wrote:
...my pattern is not a curve ...

In mathematics (and in Inventor) that is a curve.
If you have trouble following the instructions for a curve driven (Feature) pattern - there is more informaion here.

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

 

The fastest way to demonstrate the solution would be for you at attach your *.ipt file here.

 

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:09 AM in reply to: JDMather

Attachment is in the original post.

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:12 AM in reply to: arrush80

arrush80 wrote:

Attachment is in the original post.


Oops, I only saw the picture and didn't realize there was also a file attachment. Back in a bit.

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:14 AM in reply to: arrush80

Something like this??

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:22 AM in reply to: JoAnn_Hogan

OK, that is exactly it! Thank you. So here is a follow up, why does it only work when you select any segment other then the first?(which is what I was doing?)

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:25 AM in reply to: arrush80

First thing I noticed is that your Sketch1 is placed at the origin, but not constrained to the origin.

 

Then I tried the curve driven pattern and found that it was not selecting the entire curve.

so

I then tried to Extrude your curve as surface body as a test.  Again, the entire curve not selected.

This tells me there is something wrong with the way you created your curve.

Run Sketch Doctor, or recreate it from scratch.

 

Curve Selection.png

 

 

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Re: rectangular pattern

02-06-2014 09:28 AM in reply to: arrush80

Your sketch was not fully constraint (ALWAYS have your sketches fully contraint) and to fix that segment I placed a very small fillet on it. Have a look at this one. But get your sketch path fully constraint and it would work =)

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