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Trouble dimensioning a linear pattern

jesse_starrjesse_starr Member Posts: 8
I'm not sure which constraints to use so that I can start with a hexagon of a set size, use linear pattern to distribute it, and then space the resulting pattern evenly from the edges...
When I dimension the dimensions highlighted in the yellow squares, it changes the size of the hexagon.  I'd like to distribute the hexs evenly with the ends being 4mm from the edge of the box.

Project link: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/2cac4bfdcc48ecfe052d83bc/w/d0469be5b651d1336145e115/e/bc31bbbb38c0e9b7c9b3e7c3?renderMode=0&uiState=637a6b0bf51d112a1464148d


Best Answers

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,502
    Answer ✓
    Delete the 13.7 dim.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEA
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,545 PRO
    Answer ✓
    I wrote a modified version of the Linear Pattern feature to handle cases like this flexibly. Here's how I'd handle it. I'm patterning the hole, not the sketch hexagon, which is better for performance, updatability, and model stability. With this method, if you change something it all updates sensibly.

    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io

Answers

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,502
    Answer ✓
    Delete the 13.7 dim.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEA
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,545 PRO
    Answer ✓
    I wrote a modified version of the Linear Pattern feature to handle cases like this flexibly. Here's how I'd handle it. I'm patterning the hole, not the sketch hexagon, which is better for performance, updatability, and model stability. With this method, if you change something it all updates sensibly.

    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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