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Linear Pattern - TEXT

lauren_bairdlauren_baird Member Posts: 5 EDU
Hello! I am trying to make a lot of keychains for a school project. I would like to use the linear pattern tool to lay everything out so maximize my material and so I can laser cut many a time. My keychain contains text and a design in the middle, and a circle around the design and a circle at the top for the key ring to go through. When I use the linear pattern tool, it only creates a pattern for the circles and it completely ignores the text, even though it is orange. Pleeeeease help! 

Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,160
    Is this a sketch pattern? You should really be making 1 solid part and then use assemblies for creating patterns. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • zac_petersenzac_petersen Member Posts: 2
    NeilCooke said:
    Is this a sketch pattern? You should really be making 1 solid part and then use assemblies for creating patterns. 
    you didnt answer the question... can you use the linear pattern tool on text? as lauren said it completely ignores text. 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,160
    edited May 10
    NeilCooke said:
    Is this a sketch pattern? You should really be making 1 solid part and then use assemblies for creating patterns. 
    you didnt answer the question... can you use the linear pattern tool on text? as lauren said it completely ignores text. 
    Actually, I did. Use a feature or assembly pattern.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,290 PRO
    Neil is right. Model just one keychain in your part studio, make your layout in an assembly or pattern it in the part studio, then use a 2D drawing to produce your vector file for cutting.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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