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Pattern & Sweep (New Custom Feature!)

MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 318 PRO
edited February 12 in FeatureScript


  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 688 PRO
    wow!  very clever!!

  • GlenDGlenD Member, OS Professional Posts: 231 PRO
    dang. That's cool.
  • Marc_MillerMarc_Miller Member Posts: 79 ✭✭✭
    That's pretty cool.  And thank you for making a nice icon too!
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 318 PRO
    Thanks guys, enjoy!

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 834 PRO
    Nice one, Michael! It's always great to see people solving their industry-specific challenges with automation like this. Someone over there should give you a raise for the time you're saving everyone.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 318 PRO
    Thanks Evan!

    This one will save tons of time for those who do panels and walls. The example room took me about an hour with these tools due to my indecision. Without these tools it probably would have taken 6 hours give or take some.
  • robert_scott_jr_robert_scott_jr_ Member Posts: 72 ✭✭
    That could be very useful. I played with a copy for about 15 minutes but couldn't comprehend the relationship between the profile sketch and the faces. I could not predict the outcome of applying the feature. - Scotty
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 318 PRO
    @robert_scott_jr_ I have updated example 2 to show what the feature is doing behind the scenes. This should help you visualize it. 
  • robert_scott_jr_robert_scott_jr_ Member Posts: 72 ✭✭
    Thanks. Now that I unsupressed the second mate connector in the lower part of the feature tree that you exposed I could then see the relationship between the face and the profile sketch. How was that mate connector chosen/placed since I There is no indication that it even exists other than to unsupress it? - Scotty
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 318 PRO
    edited February 14
    There is a configuration button to show that folder, you shouldn't have to unsuppress anything manually.

    The profile origin mate can be selected from an existing mate, or created on the spot. To create it on the spot, press the mate button over to the right. You can manually adjust the orientation of the mate by pressing the tiny mate icon in the input box, or you can click the quick orientation buttons I placed below the Profile origin mate box. The quick adjuster buttons are very helpful for this feature.

  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 1,948 EDU
    Could you use opExtractSurface[1] instead of fill, when getting the faces for transforming?

    That means that faces with inner loops will work.

    [1]: Onshape
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: View FeatureScripts
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 318 PRO
    @MBartlett21 Thanks, I was wondering how to do that. That will probably be much more efficient.
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