The most obvious answer is to use the emboss command. Create the 'master' cylinder onto which you want to create the cut outs.
Next create a plane tangential to the cylinder surface. Offset another plane parallel to this so that it is not touching the surface of the cylinder. The emboss command will fail if it is touching.
Draw the iso grid shape onto this plane and then using the wrap to face option within the emboss command create the depth of cut you require.
If its a regular pattern around the circumference or length, create a small area and then pattern it.
Thank you. I was able to create a sketch and use the emboss command so that the sketch wraps around the cylinder. But could you please explain a little more about the process of creating a pattern around the circumference of the cylinder to emboss it?
Sorry, I actually just found a video that shows how to create patterns.I think what I really need to know is how to create an isogrid pattern sketch to emboss.
-Next create a plane tangential to the cylinder surface. Offset another plane parallel to this so that it is not touching the surface of the cylinder. The emboss command will fail if it is touching.
- For me it didn't fail at all in the past or even now but any way! Nice Job
Maybe I should have said 'can' fail rather than 'will' fail. I've had emboss features be a little flaky in the past so I tend to project them from a plane clear of the surface...just to be sure!