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Need help with creating a repeated pattern

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Need help with creating a repeated pattern

I'm new to creo in general and I'm trying to create a 10X10X10 matrix of the shape linked below, its a cubed truss. I can sucesfully replicate the shape individually on assembely but this will take a very long time, having to mate each surace thousands of times. Is there any other method of creating a 10x10x10 matrix that is time efficent?

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Re: Need help with creating a repeated pattern

Sure!

Start by assembling the cube using three offsets to 3 datum planes.

Then you can create a pattern of the part in 2 directions.

Then finally you can patter the newly created pattern in the 3rd direction.

Alternative method:

First create a reference feature, such as a CSYS

Assemble the cube on the CSYS

Pattern the reference feature in any way you want

Pattern the cube using a "reference pattern" that will follow the referenced feature.

Re: Need help with creating a repeated pattern

Welcome to the forum, Faysel.

Do a search on borg_cube. We had a very lengthy discussion on just this.

BTW: you can pattern a component in an assembly model. This is more efficient in Creo if unmerged instances are acceptable.

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Re: Need help with creating a repeated pattern