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How to Model "Diamond Plate" Pattern

matthew_stacymatthew_stacy Member Posts: 24 PRO
Has anyone in the Onshape community had success modeling "diamond plate" (textured aluminum or steel for tool boxes, floor surfaces, etc.)?  I'd love to hear how you approached this.


  • TimRiceTimRice Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 255
    Here is my attempt:


    In general we do not recommend highly detailed patterns like this as it is often not necessary. If you do absolutely need a pattern you can use a Split face feature to split the initial two bumps and then use a Face linear pattern to pattern the rest.
    Tim Rice | User Experience | Support 
    Onshape, Inc.
  • matthew_stacymatthew_stacy Member Posts: 24 PRO
    @TimRice that is a sensible approach.  Computationally non-intensive and communicates the intent graphically.  Thanks for the suggestion.


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