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*J, Dave
Message 1 of 6 (38 Views)

Automated Machine construction

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11-27-2002 06:01 AM
Is it possible to specify and constrain a certain number of instances of a part
determined by some variable? We build roller conveyors, and wanted to automate
our "standard" conveyor construction. The idea is that we would save time
continually making like conveyors. Say we wanted a conveyor 10' long with 6"
between rollers, and some other user input. IV would draw all the conveyor with
the right number of rollers and shafts, etc. Seems like a VB problem, but as I
am VB illiterate, and my company is small (read: poor), I was hoping I could get
some help from this friendly newsgroup. Thanks in advance.

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Dave Jacquemotte
davej@autoconcorp.com
*AutoCOL
Message 2 of 6 (38 Views)

Re: Automated Machine construction

11-27-2002 06:17 AM in reply to: *J, Dave
sounds like you need to use a component pattern which is associative to a
feature pattern.

if you have a cutout in a mount which is then patterned along the mount, you
can then associate a pattern of rollers to those cutouts. if the number of
cutouts changes, so does the number of rollers.

you should be able to do what you're hoping to without VB (just using some
parametric equations) unless there is some specific problem in the way?

col.
*J, Dave
Message 3 of 6 (38 Views)

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11-27-2002 06:21 AM in reply to: *J, Dave
Good idea. Thanks!

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Dave Jacquemotte
davej@autoconcorp.com


"AutoCOL" wrote in message
news:F19EFBBFD710158DC4F4B27AD71E161C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> sounds like you need to use a component pattern which is associative to a
> feature pattern.
>
> if you have a cutout in a mount which is then patterned along the mount, you
> can then associate a pattern of rollers to those cutouts. if the number of
> cutouts changes, so does the number of rollers.
>
> you should be able to do what you're hoping to without VB (just using some
> parametric equations) unless there is some specific problem in the way?
>
> col.
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 4 of 6 (38 Views)

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11-27-2002 12:10 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
I agree. You don't need VB. Control it by a spreadsheet and you can have
one model for a bunch of different sizes.

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Sean Dotson, PE
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"AutoCOL" wrote in
message news:F19EFBBFD710158DC4F4B27AD71E161C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> sounds like you need to use a component pattern which is associative to a
> feature pattern.
>
> if you have a cutout in a mount which is then patterned along the mount,
you
> can then associate a pattern of rollers to those cutouts. if the number of
> cutouts changes, so does the number of rollers.
>
> you should be able to do what you're hoping to without VB (just using some
> parametric equations) unless there is some specific problem in the way?
>
> col.
>
>
*Small, Ryan
Message 5 of 6 (38 Views)

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11-28-2002 02:31 AM in reply to: *J, Dave
Why not a skeletal assembly which would eliminate both Excel and the need
for constraints?

-Ryan


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Solid Caddgroup Inc.
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Ph:905-331-9670 Fx:905-331-7280
http://www.solidcadcam.com
ryan@solidcadcam.com

"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
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> I agree. You don't need VB. Control it by a spreadsheet and you can have
> one model for a bunch of different sizes.
*Dotson, Sean
Message 6 of 6 (38 Views)

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11-29-2002 12:04 AM in reply to: *J, Dave
I suggested Excel as it's an easy way for multiple users to control an
assembly easily without knowledge of how it was constructed. Skeletal
modeling is a bit more advanced and has it's share of gotchas.

True, either will work but if it were me I'd stick with linked params...

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Sean Dotson, PE
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"Ryan Small" wrote in message
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>
> Why not a skeletal assembly which would eliminate both Excel and the need
> for constraints?
>
> -Ryan
>
>
> --
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> Ryan Small
> Solid Caddgroup Inc.
> Authorized Autodesk Systems Center
> Burlington, Ontario, Canada
> Ph:905-331-9670 Fx:905-331-7280
> http://www.solidcadcam.com
> ryan@solidcadcam.com
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:E5C360ECEEC7EAF62F8550CD01407198@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I agree. You don't need VB. Control it by a spreadsheet and you can
have
> > one model for a bunch of different sizes.
>
>
>
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