Welcome to the Onshape forum! Ask questions and join in the discussions about everything Onshape.First time visiting? Here are some places to start:
- Looking for a certain topic? Check out the categories filter or use Search (upper right).
- Need support? Ask a question to our Community Support category.
- Please submit support tickets for bugs but you can request improvements in the Product Feedback category.
- Be respectful, on topic and if you see a problem, Flag it.
Variable number of revolved features on cone
I'm trying to create ribs on a tilted cone, to form a tube connector. I want to be able to change the number of ribs, so I have created #rib_count. My problem is that I cannot get the ribs to change in number correctly.
I tried with a linear pattern within a sketch, but such patterns cannot use variables (I have read that e.g. reducing the number would delete sketch geometry).
Then I tried using a feature pattern. It works well for doing #rib_count number of ribs. Now my next problem is that I want a revolve to revolve all the ribs, but I cannot get revolve to pick up ribs when I increase #rib_count.
I have tried revolving first and then doing a linear pattern of the revolve feature, but then the ribs do not expand in size as they follow the cone.
How do I solve this?
Example. Try increasing #rib_count: