You guys really think I don't know that SW has a circular pattern option? :-P
If you see the image there is a variety of holes , different scales and having different no of holes. If I keep making all manually there will be a plenty of features on the feature tree. Instead I wanted a single or double options to reduce the manual work.
WTF: "You guys really think I don't know that SW has a circular pattern option? :-P"???
If you want to get help - what the smiles here? Can't be serious?
I think that you don't know how to use patterns!
Each of the next hole from the center to the edge is reduced in size
@Abhijeet, didn't mean to be rude, but really annoying simple questions, the answers to which elementary can be found in the help.
I used PTC 3.0 some time, and there many things not presented...
The best software - drawing board, drawing paper, pencil and compasses!
I have no time to discuss how to do it, but can say that here 2 ways: sketch pattern or design patterns - I used 1st way because have more control and if you use SW2015 - write me private message to get detail, because I will not share part here... Let other read 'Help' =)
Inspire thanks for the help but I do not wish to demean anyone neither I am asking a simple or foolish question. I just wanted to know the different process to do this with simple commands not even using equations. If you have idea about creo, this same pattern can be done in just one option without using any equations. BTW being a community leader doesn't mean I am supposed to know everything nor do I claim to know everything. Even the most intelligent person in the whole world won't be able to claim that title. And what's simple for you may not be simple for others.
PS. Here does not need equations and variables, I used them for convenience.
Used three linear patterns and 2 circular patterns. But want a simpler way to do such things and not using equations.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/any-idea-how-to-make-such-patterns-in-solidworks
It seems that you are too lazy to read comments...
Once again: Here does not need equations and variables, I used them for convenience.
It is commendable that you are trying to find a solution yourself, but my first solution - I think the most optimal.
I can easily change the size and the number of circles in one table, rather than looking for the dimensions of each pattern.
Did you use design table?
@Inspire: Sorry man, I didn't see that. It will be better if you post a short tutorial. It will help others as well facing similar kind of problems.
you pretty much need a circular pattern and some equuations to change size, any idea i can think of pretty much requires a pattern....
well perhaps if you had the equivalent of imates from inventor in solidworks you could import many of these parts to be constrained automatically then combine bodies to get the result...
Just reinforcing what every one has said above - circular and linear pattern is the best and ONLY option.
You need to repeat this process for several types of plate?
the fastest way is to use circular sketch pattern
insert image in part,put origin in the middle of image
sketch one circle of circle line and use,as I said,circural pattern,so
you can get all circles in circle line...
iI bealive this is a fastest way...