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nstalker
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How to maintain material with pattern

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09-26-2013 07:59 AM

I patterned features but the material did not come along for the ride.  I know I can change the material manually after the fact but I am making a parametric design so I want this to happen automatically.  How do I do this?

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nstalker
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Re: How to maintain material with pattern

09-26-2013 08:06 AM in reply to: nstalker

I have this same problem when creating a mirror.  I'm wondering if I can use iLogic to populate the material of new features

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Re: How to maintain material with pattern

09-26-2013 08:17 AM in reply to: nstalker

It appears to me from image that should be pattern component rather than pattern feature.

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Re: How to maintain material with pattern

09-26-2013 08:19 AM in reply to: nstalker

Hi!

 

 

We are talking about multisolid part, right?

You are talking about body appearence or material?

 

Try to apply use "pattern a solid"  instead "pattern a feature". (the same for mirror).

 

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nstalker
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Re: How to maintain material with pattern

09-26-2013 08:32 AM in reply to: ccarreiras

Thanks for your responses.  Here's what happens when I try to pattern differently.  Screenshots 1 and 2 represent when I pattern the features.  I get the result that I want.  However, when I change the count of the rollers to be > what was entered before I have to manually change the material to red.

 

If I try to pattern the solid it does not produce the desired result.

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Re: How to maintain material with pattern

09-26-2013 10:48 AM in reply to: nstalker

Hi!

 

This little cilynder is associated to another solid, and the new elements get the color of the main solid.

 

Isolate this little cylinder as an independent solid and it will work well.

 

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