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create pattern around mold cavity

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create pattern around mold cavity

ProE Wildfire 5

Part file: Attached (note the unfinished pattern is suppressed so use tree filter to see it and resume it)

I have to create a pattern around a mold cavity that is going to change so it needs to be able to update plus I have others to do so I need to know the best practice for it.

offset lines to mold cutout in sketch.gif

2-offset-cuts-from-mold-cutout-in-sketch.gif

was able to make the outer cut by using the Offset>Chain command. I also made the joining cut 2 ways by drawing a sketch and by using a "thicken" line extrude, because of the following issues to see if one would work better (turns out it does not matter).

1-offset-pattern.gif

So the pattern is way off but starts ok.

2-offset-pattern.gif

Above is the pattern sketch made and used.

3-offset-pattern.gif

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Re: create pattern around mold cavity

Hi Andrey...

I'd like to take a look at this over the weekend. I think I can help you with this. I might need additional information... I'll write back once I can take a look at your models.

Thanks!

-Brian

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Re: create pattern around mold cavity

Unfortunately, I don't have time to take a long look at this but when creating the patterned sketch for the "spoked" vent cuts, you will need to create a horz/vert reference that will pattern along with the points (you can group and then pattern). This will force the cut to "rotate" with the shape of the curve.

Good luck.

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