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Variables & Circular Patterns

mr_deekmr_deek Member Posts: 3
edited March 2016 in Community Support

Hello,

Am I correct that you can not use variables for Circular Patterns?

Expect:
When I enter a [#Variable] say 10. I expect the sketch to be updated with 10 patterns of an object.

Get:
I get an error in the sketch that the pattern will not take a variable for calculation?

Example Gear Sketch: (changing the variable #GearTeath does not change the sketch pattern)
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/73ad167c8eb98e1e534559d9/w/3759075fd331a32b7dc4b46c/e/74ce9e53c2889d0069d514ce 

Answers

  • thomas_kozakthomas_kozak Member Posts: 38 ✭✭
    edited March 2016
    Currently, you can use a variable in a pattern feature but not in a sketch pattern.  In your example, the workaround would be to draw only one of the tooth cutouts in your sketch, then face pattern the resulting cutout by variable.
  • shanshanshanshan Member Posts: 147 ✭✭✭
    mr_deek, I  also meet the same issue,maybe Onshape will solve it soon , now we can creat it with other method like thomas_kozak metioned.
  • RyanAveryRyanAvery Member Posts: 12 EDU
    This should be a very easy fix. I can type 5 into the box for sketch pattern but I cant make a variable "Num = 5" and type "#Num" into the box? 
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 435
    @ryan_avery310

    Check out this post from @kevin_o_toole_1 for a technical explanation of why we don't currently allow variables in sketch pattern:
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/comment/30219#Comment_30219
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
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