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How to make holes on a curved surface in NX that patterns around the curve

By cameron Williams on 24 Mar 19:26 8 answers 3 comments

I have a part and i need to create holes all around a curved surface.


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  • Nirmalkumar R
    Nirmalkumar R about 3 years ago

    1.create datum tangent to the surface.
    2.draw hole on that datum using sketch.
    3.By extrude and subtract it to make hole.
    4.Instance geometry...> on path option ....>to select the curved edge ...>then give number of copy and angle.
    5.Then extrude sktches induvidually.

  • cameron Williams
    cameron Williams over 3 years ago

    Im looking for it to be on the curved parts. the flat area that you did was easy but im stuck on the curved areas.

  • a27053b4
    a27053b4 over 3 years ago

    I'm not too sure I understand what the question is. In the attached model the upper set of hole is simply a hole placed on the midpoint of the sketch line, then arrayed about the center axis of the part.

    The second set of holes uses the sketch to drive a law curve helix (2 turns) that matches the conical shape in that area. The helix is then used to create an equally spaced point set , starting at 30% of the helix and ending at 70%. When you select this point set in the model tree, then select the hole command, a hole is created normal to the surface at each point.

    So, you can create a pattern of holes on a curved surface by arraying a hole or hole set, or you can map points on a surface by sketching, dividing a curve, or other means and use that point set to locate the holes.


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  • ghisa lal
    ghisa lal over 2 years ago

    create point on surface------- hole --- salect point ------ ok

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