using CREO2, I'd like to manage a dynamic sketch inside a sweep.
Based on parameters, I'd need to obtain a sweep section with one ,
two, three or more circles with regular distance around a centre
( like a pattern feature based on axis).
Any ideas ?
thanks in advance.
I think they are saying they need to vary the number of circles swept, which becomes more challenging than varying dims within a singular sketch.
Ah, that makes sense now... Then I would pattern the sweep using pattern table variables for the angle, radius, and quantity. Values can be derived from input.
let me try to explain.
I have a sweep trajectory that is a complex 3D Curve .
As internal section I could have one or more circle . This geometry is driven by some relations (circle diameters, quantity , ...)
It's not possible to create a pattern of single sweep feature ( the trajectory is not linear ) .
A reference model is a rope with groups of wire inside.
The problem is that we cannot pattern inside sketches as you can in SolidWorks.
In the end, you have to create 1 strand and make copies with the different parameters.
If you can accomplish the different parameters with a pattern and a pattern table, then the feature is easier to manage.
Personally, I would opt for keeping a sweep for each number of strands required.
You still have the option of gauge and radial placement.
I am not convinced you cannot pattern the sweep even if it is along a spline. Before I make it fact, I will have to try it. That will have to wait.