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Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

kpritchard
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Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

Hi All,

Any ideas how to get the number of Pattern Members when using a Point Pattern? I'm not looking to drive the number of Points in the Sketch with this, it's display only. Use case is an irregular pattern of holes, and everything works fine except I don't have a way to add the number of holes to the hole callout. On a Dimension (and Table Pattern I think) this shows up as a parameter that can be added.

Thanks in Advance

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Re: Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

I am also searching the same not only for point also for fill pattern. I guess you may need to add an idea.

Re: Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

This sounds like an extension to this idea:

http://communities.ptc.com/ideas/3639

If everybody votes it up, maybe PTC will implement it in Creo Parametric 14.6, or perhaps even sooner...

Re: Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

Re: Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

Over 3 years later, is this still not possible?  I'm driving hole features by a point pattern in Creo 2 and Creo knows the number of holes because it adds it to the hole note, but I cannot reuse it elsewhere. 

In the hole note it's &PATTERN_NO, but that doesn't work anywhere else.  I tried &PATTERN_NO:fid_3047 where 3047 was the feature ID of the pattern and that failed as well.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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Re: Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

[Edit] I misunderstood your question. Sorry about that. I don't know the answer to your question. Hopefully you found a way.

 

[Original Respond]

Fortunately there is a way, although not very intuitive (you all know how user friendly Creo is). Choosing your pattern feature, right click and click Edit (NOT Edit Definition), the dimension will be displayed without going into the Pattern function. Hover your mouse pointer above the number of pattern dimension, and if should display the dimension pxxx:Fxxx(PATTERN), then you can use that pxxx dimension, or you can click Switch Dimensions and it'll show the variable too.

3 years late, but hopefully other people will find this helpful.

 

Good luck.

Re: Point Pattern - How to access the number (count) of Pattern Members

the described method may work for a circular pattern like in the below linked video, but in my case i have holes located by 4 points at the corners of a construction-line rectangle. when i click & select edit dimensions, the dimensions of my construction-line rectangle are shown, not the # of instances of holes.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpzO3HqrbO4

This Creo Parametric tutorial video shows how to handle notes for hole features in Creo Parametric. It shows how to convert the note for a standard hole to a...
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