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Vary Sketch Pattern

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08-06-2012 09:41 AM

Hi Guys,

 

 I need a special pattern that varies the original sketch dim. Is this possible?

 

Thanks

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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-06-2012 10:08 AM in reply to: CAD-One

Hi CAD-One,

 

You can right click on one of your patterned sketch object and then choose Edit Pattern to modify your sketch pattern, Then click the >> button in the lower right hand corner of the dialog box. Then uncheck the Associative checkbox. This will make them individual objects that can be edited individually. But they'll likely need to be dimensioned in place afterward to keep them from moving around.

 

Depending on the task at hand, there might be a better way using a feature pattern instead of sketch pattern, but maybe not.

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-06-2012 08:21 PM in reply to: CAD-One

Could you add more info. about your issue or add one image to show the result you'd like to see?

 

Thanks!



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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-06-2012 08:38 PM in reply to: CAD-One
Something like this

http://help.solidworks.com/2012/English/solidworks/sldworks/vary_sketch.htm
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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-07-2012 06:24 AM in reply to: CAD-One

I think this is what you are looking for.

 

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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-08-2012 10:34 AM in reply to: mrattray
Nope, this didn't help. I tried it. Sent from my iPhone
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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-08-2012 10:36 AM in reply to: CAD-One

Can you post the part?

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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-08-2012 11:53 AM in reply to: mrattray

Take a look at the attached part, I am talking about the Rectangular Pattern 1.

 

I am using still Inventor 2012.

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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-08-2012 12:05 PM in reply to: CAD-One

Like this?

 

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I changed the direction of the pattern to follow the angled edge.

 

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Re: Vary Sketch Pattern

08-08-2012 12:49 PM in reply to: mrattray

Mike,

 

I wasnt thinking that Direction.

This was a simple & great solution. Thanks to you.

 

 

 

 

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