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ref pattern type not allowed

EricHuffman
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ref pattern type not allowed

Gurus,



I thought I did this in Wildfire 4 but now I'm not sure. I'm trying to use the "Pattern à Reference Pattern à Reference Type à Both" option and it won't work.

I assembled a bracket then patterned that bracket. Then I assembled a screw into a hole (patterned) in the bracket. Now I want to pattern the screw into all the bracket holes and all the brackets. Before, I thought, Pro/E was smart enough to recognize both patterns [the holes and the brackets] so I could pick both [as in "use both patterns"]. Now I am wondering if I am doing something wrong or this feature "pattern both" only works with grouped patterns.



Am I missing something here? You can see in the images that Pro/E recognizes both patterns depending on how I assemble the screw. I'm confused...please help.



See both images.



CREO 2.0 m040

Windchill 10.0 m030



Thanks,

Eric










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Eric,

Assemble the bracket, then assemble the screw to the bracket and pattern the screw. Then put the bracket and the 4 screw pattern into a Group and Pattern the Group.

Chris

Thanks Chris. That is a usable option but I'd rather not clutter up my model tree with groups if I don't have to. Do you know how/when to use the "both" option? I don't understand why this is isn't working.

Eric

Eric,


That's not how the reference pattern a patterned pattern works.


First, you create a pattern. Then you pattern that pattern. When you assemble a component to the lead feature of the lead pattern, then the reference pattern gives you the Group and Both options. It doesn't work if you pattern a component that contains a pattern itself.



David R. Martin II


Senior CAD Application Specialist


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