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mns3fa
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Move rectangular pattern

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03-03-2014 02:40 PM

I'm trying to move a rectangular pattern as a whole in a certain direction. I tried to click on move bodies, but it won't let me just select a particular rectangular pattern.  Any idea how to do this?  Thanks!

Sketch8 is not fully constrained and why multiple lines for one line?

Multiple lines.PNG

 

You circle profile is not connected to your path.

Edit Sketch 9 and Project Geometry select the line close to the circle in this image.'

Add a coincident constraint between the circle center and the point projected from the path.

 

Sweep.PNG

 

coincident.PNG

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-03-2014 03:04 PM in reply to: mns3fa

Attach your *.ipt file here.

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-03-2014 03:07 PM in reply to: mns3fa

Here's the file

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-03-2014 03:20 PM in reply to: mns3fa

Why did you start a new thread? 

 

Is something like this what you are after?

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-04-2014 09:22 AM in reply to: mns3fa

Yes it is!  How do I go about doing that?

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-04-2014 09:41 AM in reply to: mns3fa

More specifically, in your file, how did you start sketch 2 where you started it?

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-04-2014 10:02 AM in reply to: mns3fa

He just make 2 sketches..then performed sweeps/rectangular patterns..

Each sketch contains the path for one direction and the profile for the other.. Both sketches are shared so they can be used (consumed) over and over again

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-04-2014 10:18 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Okay, I made my 2 sketches, but now I'm trying to sweep, and I can't draw a circle for the profile like I was able to before, because now the center of the circle is not on the origin

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-04-2014 10:25 AM in reply to: mns3fa

mns3fa wrote:

Yes it is!  How do I go about doing that?


Perhaps the most important part of learning Inventor is how to read the sketch/feature history tree.

EOP.PNG

Drag the red End of Part marker up the history tree to just below the Sketch2.

Right click on Sketch1 and turn on Visibility of the sketch, repeat for Sketch2.

 

Right click on the XY plane and turn on Visibility, repeat for the YZ plane.

 

Drag the red EOP down one step.

Drag the EOP down to the next step.

Right click on the Pattern feature - notice that I set to do a midplane pattern....

 

Use symmetry to reduce work.  Use symmetry about the origin planes.
Use symmetry.

You might read this document http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

Did I mention - get lazy - use symmetry.

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Re: Move rectangular pattern

03-04-2014 10:26 AM in reply to: mns3fa

mns3fa wrote:

Okay, I made my 2 sketches, but now I'm trying to sweep, and I can't draw a circle for the profile like I was able to before, because now the center of the circle is not on the origin


Once again, attach your file here.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, the actual geometry might be worth 10,000 pictures.

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