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Calculations and Dependencies on pattern options

Status: New Idea
by Employee on ‎07-25-2013 05:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-25-2013 06:47 AM by andy.robins

Would it be useful to be able to set the Options as a calculation or dependency based on another field just like you can with the dimensions list? Being able to set the number of segments (option 1 for CID 61) to be determined by the Angle and/or Inner Radius (Dimensions C and B respectively for CID 61) for example


Add your examples and requirements.

by Contributor bparrell on ‎08-30-2013 09:56 AM

This would be good.Could we go further and add Trig to the calcs?

by deisman on ‎09-04-2013 10:54 AM

Could use the as well here a few examples:


CIDs 8, 28, 29 & 34 (SQ to RNDs) options 1, 2, 4 (parts, seams and seam locations) change based on connector. CIDs 3, 819 TDF connectors changed based on throat dims being < 4" that won't fit under the rolling forming machine safety fence. 


One that surfaced yesterday was splitter vanes based on a calculated ratio referenced to a chart to determine the number of vanes required. So a dependency based on a calculation would have saved me from scripting it.


So add me to the YES PLEASE list.

by Active Contributor cam-nav on ‎09-13-2013 06:27 AM

I agree with all above and add 838 (Hangers) to the list for another reason to add this feature.


There are 'options' that have 'dimensions' in them and it would be nice to have a dependancy setup so scripting isn't necessary to change the gravity "rod diameter" or "bearer width".

by Valued Contributor dyoung on ‎09-18-2013 07:43 AM

Yes but taking it further.


How about a dependency that will allow a branch extension to incrase if a damper is applied?

by bstout on ‎02-04-2014 11:46 AM

This would be extremely helpful. The length formulas for round/oval fittings are extremely long and need to be broken down. For example I need to determine which of two taps on a cross fitting is larger so I can calculate the overall body length. To determine the larger of two taps i need to include ((((d1-d2)^2)^.5)+(d1+d2))/2 in each length equation for every cross fitting. It would be nice if this were off in field by itself. (or add absolute value as an available function) 

by Valued Contributor dyoung on ‎07-30-2014 10:59 AM

All of this would help reduce the amount of content we build to support these different situations. This allows the designer/detailer to focus on drawing and not how the parts are built.

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