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Curve pattern direction - CW or CCW

Curve pattern direction - CW or CCW

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
CAD and PLM responsible for a steel construction company which provides solution for large bulk handling and liquid storage projects. 25 CAD seats on 


2. What version of Creo Parametric are you currently running?
Creo 5 (and Windchill 11.1) , moving to Creo 9 (and Windchill 12)

3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
A curve pattern always seems to go 'counterclockwise' on the curves provided in a sketch. Drawing the sketch from top to bottom or the other way around doesn't influence the pattern direction. The result of the pattern always follows the curve in that counterclockwise direction.

Creo - Curve pattern CCW.jpg

Strange enough, the preview for the pattern is what I would have expected :

Creo - Curve pattern CCW - preview.jpg


4. What is the use case for your organization?
We use this pattern type a lot for components, assemblies that typically follow a curve, such as railing posts on platforms, chains in conveyors, insulation supports on storage tanks, ...

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
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2 Comments
kdirth
20-Turquoise

What would you like the program to do?

 

You can insert a negative number to go the opposite direction.  Or you can change the offset reference for the original point to the other end of the curve.

olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Thank you @StevenDumon for your idea. Based on the information you provided, we are acknowledging it as the Community management team. This is not a commitment from the Product team. Other users may comment and vote your idea up. I would still encourage you to elaborate on the type of business value you see for your idea and clarify the point raised by @kdirth