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Scale Feature

Scale Feature

Make it possible for the scale model operation to become a feature.  This allows us to easily modify the scale back and forth for something that needs to retain a history of it's original dimensions by having a feature in the model tree that modifies how much the model has been scaled.

This wouldn't replace the existing scale model function but would just allow an option for it to become a feature.

Example: a complex mold needs to have two representations: room temperature, and a thermally expanded version.  With a scaled model feature we could make a family table that represents the two cases without having to create complex offsets that may fail, not become a true representation of the geometry if it has small features, or modify hundreds of dimensions.

13 Comments
dgschaefer
21-Topaz II

This feature does exist, but it's only available in the tool design package.  I agree, it'd be nice to have it in the base package.

Oh, and you might want to vote on your idea.

neomechanikos
1-Newbie

Completely forgot!  Thanks for the heads up Doug.

vzak
5-Regular Member

you have Shrinkage Feature (in Mold) that can do Scale and even more ... just need Mold license.

DomenicLaritz
16-Pearl

What? You forgot to vote for your own idea ...

then you also must vote up that one as a punishment:

When creating a new product idea, it automatically adds a positive vote for the creator.

neomechanikos
1-Newbie

Ok, I deserved that...and voted

But I'll make up for it:

Happens that I don't have the required license to try a shrinkage feature but I found out that you can create a warp feature and under the transform/scale type you can scale to an exact size and it remains as a feature.

ljin-2
1-Newbie
FrancescoPompeo
11-Garnet

If you have a shrink feature in part template you can edit it even without mold. Try it!

KenFarley
19-Tanzanite

This would help me a lot with heat treatment tooling, I could then drive the scaling based upon what materials and temperatures are going to be handled. I currently record the calculation information in an annotation.

Dale_Rosema
22-Sapphire I
PTCModerator
Emeritus
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
mneumueller
16-Pearl

Idea is Acknowledged and could serve several use cases. While currently not in our immediate plans, this is a candidate that could be considered for future release planning around the multibody roadmap (not only scale a part, but scale a single or multiple bodies)

mneumueller
16-Pearl
Status changed to: Duplicate
 
kdirth
18-Opal

This sounds like a great addition to Flexible Modeling, which everyone would have.