I would like to have custom patterns!
Patterns can stay the way they are, but besides spacing and distance, please, add custom, so users can define custom distances. That would save a lot of time! Now, have to do 2, 3 or 4 different patterns of same thing, just to get spacings right.
So your saying patterns based on say an embedded spread sheet with multiple different spacings? This would be nice.
Add fill paterns to that list. In fact just look at the options available to NX users
Also, make the patterns work the same way in the part and assembly environments.
For instance: circular pattern of 4 items @ 90 degrees in the part environment gives you 4 features spaced out over a 90 degree arc. Go to the assembly environment, and the same thing gives you 4 features spaced 90 degrees apart. Why the difference?
Also, why can we do a pattern on a sketched curve in the part environment but not the assembly environment?
I agree as well.
We do a number of things here that need to be arrayed around a circle. I'd say 1/2 the time the spacing isn't even.
6 objects around a body aren't always going to be 60 degrees apart. Being able to use a table to say:
item 2 120
item 3 170
item 4 240
item 5 300
item 6 355
would be great!
As it is now, the only option is is to place 6 different assemblies and their associated connection peices on the main body 6 separate times (or more depending on how many are needed).
I vote for assembly enviroment!
part environment is always better
in assembly you can always link to the part pattern :-)
by michael.marx on 2013-03-07 03:23 PMpart environment is always betterin assembly you can always link to the part pattern :-)
Agreed. If we can't have both, let the Part dictate and the Assembly follow
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