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mrattray
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Registered: ‎09-13-2011
Message 11 of 15 (154 Views)

Re: Assembly Rectangular Pattern

09-10-2012 09:29 AM in reply to: csaba.stupak

csaba.stupak wrote:

Of course if you know in advance that the hole will be used in the assembly ...


 


Just wondering, what scenario would that be where your putting a hole into a part that you don't know wether it will be used in the assembly?

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csaba.stupak
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Registered: ‎12-08-2006
Message 12 of 15 (152 Views)

Re: Assembly Rectangular Pattern

09-10-2012 09:34 AM in reply to: mrattray

You are right in most cases the hole is used by a screw. :-)

 

Let me suggest another idea. If you know in advance that the patterned hole will be used by a screw, I suggest to attach/mark the 1st hole with iMate (Insert type). In most cases the screw has iMate at the "correct" location or you can edit the screw part and add a similar iMate (Insert type) to the screw. In the assembly you can create a constraint/iMate result which will put together the hole with the screw. In this case we have more steps and this workflow is good when you have more pieces of the part with patterned hole.

 

Thanks,

Csaba

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mrattray
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Message 13 of 15 (149 Views)

Re: Assembly Rectangular Pattern

09-10-2012 09:36 AM in reply to: csaba.stupak

That would definately work well for a part that is reused frequently!

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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pbrooke
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Registered: ‎06-10-2010
Message 14 of 15 (126 Views)

Re: Assembly Rectangular Pattern

09-11-2012 08:13 AM in reply to: Mark.Downes

In the pattern dialog box. If you hit the rectangular botton you can select the alignment in both directions.

 

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jletcher
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Message 15 of 15 (113 Views)

Re: Assembly Rectangular Pattern

09-11-2012 08:44 AM in reply to: pbrooke

What.

 

 

I think you may be lost...


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