How to create a perforated sheet metal

is there an easy way of creating a perforated sheet metal, other than creating small holes manually on the sheet, when i do this my work becomes very heavy. if there's some like a texture/surface catalog please help...

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could be that you want to use rectangular patern. by creating one hole and copying it over the surface of the sheet. i actually never use sheet metal parts but here it goes.

Answered with a tutorial:

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If your looking to just do a rendering I simply apply a texture image to the face.

Or if you model the holes, then you can simply suppress them to speed up your computer perforamce and then unsurpress when you need them.

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This eats alot of ram on my machine but thanx for the help.

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There is DOTS.TIF file in Program Files>IronCAD>2015>Images that you may use to simulate it. Just adjust it on settings when paint it on the surface.

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you've tagged this as IronCAD but this is an inventor tutorial.....

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