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pball
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Spiral Pattern for a Feature

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11-21-2012 08:17 AM

I have a tube which I'm adding a pocket to the outside by removing some material. I then need to array that around the tube. However I need to offset each pocket along the length of the tube. I've attached the tube with one pocket (v2013) and a picture showing the pattern if the surface of the tube was unwraped.

 

I can not think of a simple means to doing this and there may not be, but some input would be great either way.

Curve Driven Pattern (see attached)

that and more here -------  http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

 

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Re: Spiral Pattern for a Feature

11-21-2012 10:28 AM in reply to: pball

Curve Driven Pattern (see attached)

that and more here -------  http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

 

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Re: Spiral Pattern for a Feature

11-21-2012 12:35 PM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks for the info. A curve driven pattern is exactly what I needed.

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