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jeedee78
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Assembly components in an oval pattern

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04-09-2013 09:10 PM

In Inventor 2012 I know that it is possible to arrange assembly components in a circular or rectangular pattern. But is there a way to arrange these components in an oval pattern?

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PaulMunford
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Re: Assembly components in an oval pattern

04-10-2013 12:21 AM in reply to: jeedee78

Have you tried patterning along a path?

http://www.cadprofessor.in/2010/09/pattern-along-a-path-using-inventor-2011/

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Jaychale
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Re: Assembly components in an oval pattern

05-09-2013 01:35 PM in reply to: PaulMunford

That only applies to features in a part.

The pattern menu in an assembly looks different, and does not respond to a path, only a direction.

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jtylerbc
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Re: Assembly components in an oval pattern

05-09-2013 02:49 PM in reply to: Jaychale

Can you create a curve-driven pattern of something (work points, maybe) in one of your parts, then use "Feature Pattern Select" in your assembly pattern to follow the points?

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Jaychale
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Re: Assembly components in an oval pattern

05-09-2013 02:54 PM in reply to: jtylerbc

I have been trying to do just that for the last hour or so.

Sometimes I can get the points to go where they are supposed to, but then it always tells me that something undetermineable is wrong.

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JDMather
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Re: Assembly components in an oval pattern

05-10-2013 06:45 PM in reply to: Jaychale

Alttach the files here.

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