Modeling FB | Add Pattern FB

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Modeling FB | Add Pattern FB

What is the Pattern tool?

A Pattern FB makes an array of one or more Solids.

A Pattern is similar to a circular or linear array as found in your CAD.

However, the Pattern FB must anticipate the motion of each Solid in the array at each instant in a machine-cycle relative to the other Parts in the model


When you use Pattern FB to hide a copy of a Solid at phases in the machine cycle, you also remove its Mass-Properties.


See also: Pattern dialog-box


Add Pattern FB

Add Pattern FB

Modeling FB toolbar > Pattern FB

Menu :

Add menu > Add Pattern FB

What to do :

STEP 1.Add the Pattern FB to the graphic-area

1.Click Modeling FB toolbar > Add Pattern FB

2.Click again in the graphic-area

The Pattern FB is now in the graphic-area and the Assembly-Tree.

Edit :

STEP 2.Open the Pattern FB dialog-box

1.Double-click a Pattern FB in the graphic-area

or

See How to Open a Dialog-Box.

Preparation :

Add Solid elements to the model. The Pattern FB can make a pattern of Solid elements

Use Visibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism to see the Pattern of the Solids

Notes :

A simple application of the Pattern element is to show or hide a single Solid at different angles in a machine-cycle.