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Grid Extrude Custom Feature

Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
I've just released a new custom feature called Grid Extrude (get the feature HERE).

It works like the normal extrude feature, but extrudes a network of shapes like this. I made it mostly to make networks of drafted ribs to reinforce plastic parts, but there are other uses too. You can watch the video tour HERE. Give it a go and let me know what you think!

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

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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,774 PRO

    Yes!


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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,041 PRO
    This is an iso grid right? NASA's strongest structure. 

    This is really nice, good job!

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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,041 PRO
    Darn!



    Can you? They're a pain to construct manually. 
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    shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 837 PRO
    Another great one here!
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    glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 638 ✭✭✭
    Sweet
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    David_YL_NguyenDavid_YL_Nguyen Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 104
    Cool feature!!!
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,519
    Reminds me of one I did 3 years ago  :) https://cad.onshape.com/documents/2f390754b9d0cbf7c2dc4128
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
    @billy2
    You can choose a triangle as the pattern, but it doesn't have the little holes at the nodes like the isogrid images I'm seeing
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
    @NeilCooke
    yes indeed. The closer you look the more it will remind you of it, because the bbox and transform math of your feature was the basis for handling the transforms. Thanks for making it and putting it out there.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,041 PRO
    @Evan_Reese this was really fast to construct and analyse. Your script allows easy changes to grid size & direction to maximise strength to weight. Thanks.


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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
    billy2 said:
    @Evan_Reese this was really fast to construct and analyse. Your script allows easy changes to grid size & direction to maximise strength to weight. Thanks.


    Yessss! I'd not thought to play with it this way, and I love it! If you wanna get even more flexible with it, you could configure it with variables so you can change it from the assembly
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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    NewFatMikeNewFatMike Member Posts: 9
    billy2 said:
    Darn!



    Can you? They're a pain to construct manually. 
    There is a public isogrid feature here, it's VERY cool!

    Julia's Featurescripts | Isogrid (onshape.com)
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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
    yes! Thanks, @NewFatMike. I knew I'd seen one somewhere and forgot where. Julia has a bunch of good scripts.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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    Chris_D_Mentes_001Chris_D_Mentes_001 Member, csevp Posts: 60 PRO
    There's no place in my industry where I'd ever get to use this but God Damnit its fu*n cool!
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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,041 PRO

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    bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 809 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Evan_Reese this would be cool to demonstrate at an upcoming user group meeting. :)
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
    @Evan_Reese this would be cool to demonstrate at an upcoming user group meeting. :)
    I'm in. Let me know what you're thinkin'
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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    bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 809 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Evan. I am hoping to get more details by the end of the week/ weekend.
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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    dmitrii_nedealcovdmitrii_nedealcov Member Posts: 2
    Thank you!
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