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supporting multiple entities in extrude-thin feature.

supporting multiple entities in extrude-thin feature.

As of today Creo support multiple sketch entities (several circles for instance ) for thin extrude feature.

 

however, when trying to apply thin extrude on open ended entity only one open ended entity is acceptable.

having this functionality is crucial for RF box's design.

 

please see the below picture - it represent a design use case where you need to create many internal wall in order to distinguish between frequencies.

RF.jpg

 Today in order to achieve desire result user tend to act in one of the following method:

- create the sketch with rectangles rather than lines (which is bad )

- create many features (which is tedious).

 

adding the capability of supporting multiple open ended entities in the sketch will save the user considerable amount of time.

 

Many thanks,

5 Comments
S_Edgenear
14-Alexandrite

It would even make it more friendly to use Creo as an architecture CAD package, making it a lot easier to design walls and avoiding the user to have to manually generate the width of a wall, speeding up tremendously design time.

S_Edgenear
14-Alexandrite

The thechnical limitation seems to be concerned to the way the side specification would work with lots of entities. With one, it's easier for the user to understand to which side of the line the thin walled feature would be created. With multiple lines, it would be tedious to specify which side for each line, ot having to remind the user to take care wich is the first point of each line he draws, to have Creo imply it's normal. Maybe if the user draws multiple entities, Creo should automatically select the centered thickness option to avoid having to specify line by line if the user wats to invert the directoin of each line.

Rami_Noah
11-Garnet

Indeed you're right.

as more than 95% of the times you're looking for the "symmetric solution" there is no logic to "punish" them 100% of the times with no functionality at all...

should be quit ease to implement as all the functionality is there. it's just a matter of enabling it.

S_Edgenear
14-Alexandrite

Yes, I agree. Most of the time what the user wants is the symetric distribution. Also, I think it's also how the Rib feature works.

kdirth
18-Opal

They could add the start point designation, similar to sweeps, to each curve set to allow the user to flip the direction if needed.