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How to display expanded metal in a drawing?

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How to display expanded metal in a drawing?

I am trying to display expanded metal in a drawing and thought using a hatch pattern might work better than modeling expanded metal due to file size.  What have you done in this situation?

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Re: How to display expanded metal in a drawing?

What we do is to create a family table with 2 different patterns. The instance with the full patteren is used for the drawing of the the part. The generic uses only a small represenative pattern to give you an idea of what the rest of the part is like.Tthis is what is used in assemblies.

At other places, I have seen a solid part with hole pattern applied as a cosmetic to keep the file size small.

Re: How to display expanded metal in a drawing?

Thank you Roger.