1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
Switchgear, Product Design Engineer, Energy network operators
2. What version of Creo Parametric are you currently running?
3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
When patterning something like fixing holes along a long bracket, it would be useful to have the functionality to define end points, or a fixed distance to act as limits at the end of an axis for a pattern feature (say the length of this bracket is 700mm, and the fixing holes should be 16mm from each end, the total length for the pattern to populate would be 668mm). Then, define either the spacing between pattern instances, or the number of instances desired, and have the software handle populating the axis with either the maximum number of instances that will fit between the defined points/distance, or the required number of instances (automatically working out the pitch distance required to satisfy the number of instances between the points). This would allow patterns to be quickly altered during the design stage, without having to manually calculate new spacings, or instance counts, when one feature of the pattern has to change.
If you have ever used the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator you will be familiar with the functionality I am describing.
4. What is the use case for your organization?
Quickly and efficiently creating patterns between two points, cutting down manual calculations or trial-and-error.
5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Quicker design time, fewer errors