If you need to create knurl, use standard features: Sweep cut (1. Crate Curve >>> 2. Insert>Sweep>Cut and than you can Pattern created features).
Second option: Create Helical Sweep feature.
Your texture suggestion is a clever idea; I've done something similar in the past by just patterning crossed helical datum curves on the surface, but the texture is even better.
Check this out for details:
Just be aware that including a lot of knurls, like including a lot of threads, in a model can impact regeneration time.
If a cosmetic approach such as the one Vladimir suggested works for you, you are probably better off.
I am inclined to believe that it is better to have cosmetic features as the full geometry (in this case)
I'm trying to create a custom color using the JPG I downloaded but can't seem to figure it out. Is it possible to do this in WF 4.0?
Very helpful thank you. I was trying to do something like that years ago and never figured out how, the secret is finally revealed.
I'm glad I could help. Have a nice day and see you sometimes again
Great video, thank you for that. I just followed your wildfire video to get my Creo app to show knurls. I wasn't able to find the "color placement/Positioning" dialog though.
Would you happen to know anything about Creo and how I can get to that same functionality?
Editing texture with Creo Parametric 1.0
Here is short video tutorial: Editing texture with Creo Parametric 1.0