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question on variable that appears not to work

newbie alert
I am trying to modify a public design that has variables.  I think the design and variable work, and it is a case of a newbie user not knowing how to do it.  Any help would be appreciated.  Here is the model link;
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/ba3d9cd751b36e7dc53fd298/w/127e940cb57097c5cb4cc15d/e/600091c0a520be855f8d0ad9

I try changing the variable #containers value from 10 to 16.  I click the #containers, then change the value from 10 to 16 then click the green check.  It renders for a second or two, but it still has 10 containers and not 16.  I think maybe there is something I am not doing right.  Please assist.

Thanks
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Best Answer

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,550
    Accepted Answer
    It's a badly modelled part - the containers have been created by a sketch pattern (not good practice) in Sketch 4. Sketch pattern instances cannot be controlled by variables and that's why it doesn't work. It would need to be remodelled with one container and then use Circular Pattern feature to create the containers. Note that Circular Pattern 1 which drives the holes around the edge is defined correctly.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI

Answers

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,550
    Accepted Answer
    It's a badly modelled part - the containers have been created by a sketch pattern (not good practice) in Sketch 4. Sketch pattern instances cannot be controlled by variables and that's why it doesn't work. It would need to be remodelled with one container and then use Circular Pattern feature to create the containers. Note that Circular Pattern 1 which drives the holes around the edge is defined correctly.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • bruce_williams482bruce_williams482 Member Posts: 3
    Thank You for your time.  Glad to hear it was not me.  
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 590 PRO
    @bruce_williams482

    Welcome to the forum!  Lots of helpful people here.  Great name btw!
    www.accuratepattern.com
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