Ask and answer engineering questions

Learn from millions of experts


Modeling with patterns: a pineapple

By Albert on 07 Jun 19:07 2 answers 0 comments

Hi I´m learning solidworks, trying by the time to know well the use of operations.
I´d like to know if any of you have done a pineapple or something simmilar, like a sunflower.. and if can upload the proyect. As you know, they have a lot of
mathematic proportions and progresions that can be used in a pattern.
I´d be grateful for any response

Added images


2 answers

  • Huxley Bentz
    Huxley Bentz over 3 years ago

    Just taking a guess you probably want to dimension a helix around a cylinder (or dimension a spline on the surface of an ellipsoid if you're feeling fancy). Then you can propagate the pattern along the curve using the curve driven pattern function. After all of that you can create a circular pattern from the last few features around your desired axis to fill in the gaps.

    The leaves would also follow a similar process.

  • Albert
    Albert over 3 years ago

    Thanks, ya I was pointing to that
    felt fancy, the cylinder is enough for me

Add your answer to: "Modeling with patterns: a pineapple"

Save Cancel