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Hole Patching when creating derived part

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08-17-2012 12:56 PM

All,

 

I am trying to patch up a bunch of small holes in a derived assembly. I've tried going to the options tab that comes up when deriving the part/assembly and plugging in values for the range of hole sizes to be patched, but I get no results when clicking ok. I have scaled down the assembly to 1/10 the original size. I set the range of holes to be patched from 0 to 0.25". The diameter of the holes in the assembly are only 0.017" after scaling down. Is there something that I'm missing here?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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I'm not sure if the range criterion is applied before scaling it down or after, but I would imagine before.

 

Note that the range criterion says (Perimeter).  For a circular hole, this means that it evaluates the circumference of the hole, not the diameter.

 

Before scaling, the diameter of your hole is 0.17", therefore the circumference of your hole would be 0.17 * pi = 0.53" and this would fall outside of the range you specified (0 - 0.25").

 

Try adjusting your range, keeping in mind that it is the perimeter that is evaluated.

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Re: Hole Patching when creating derived part

08-17-2012 01:09 PM in reply to: hhls11

I'm not sure if the range criterion is applied before scaling it down or after, but I would imagine before.

 

Note that the range criterion says (Perimeter).  For a circular hole, this means that it evaluates the circumference of the hole, not the diameter.

 

Before scaling, the diameter of your hole is 0.17", therefore the circumference of your hole would be 0.17 * pi = 0.53" and this would fall outside of the range you specified (0 - 0.25").

 

Try adjusting your range, keeping in mind that it is the perimeter that is evaluated.

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Re: Hole Patching when creating derived part

08-17-2012 01:17 PM in reply to: cwhetten

Wow, my bonehead mistake! i completely missed the perimeter part. That did the trick. Thank you much!

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