27 Apr 06 8:45
Do you want all the holes to be identical to the center one?
Do you care if you have multiple holes in the center?
If you only want your Radial holes to be identical then you can create the second hole using the radial placement option from the drop down at the Right side of the hole creation dialog If a big window does not pop up when creating the hole then the 2000i2 hole placement UI has been turned off.
By using radial as place ment type you can select the axis of the center hole as the radial reference and select a datum or face to give an angle dim.
After creating this hole you will have an angle dimension to use to pattern your feature using identical as pattern type.
Table Method: harder to modify but no repeat features
Create first hole as radial hole. make dist 0 and angle 30
they will appear in table in the order you pick them
Feature > Pattern pick hole feature
[PAT OPTIONS] Identical > Done
[PAT DIM INCR] Table
Pick your Radial Dim
Pick your Angle Dim
!idx# dRAD dANG
1 0 0
2 10 45
3 10 135
4 10 225
5 10 315
Questionable modeling practice: Easiest to create, repeated
If you want all holes in the pattern to be the same as the center one. And dont mind having multiple holes at center. You can create an axis to reference and use it to place the center hole as a radial hole. Then pattern using the angle in First direction and Radial dimension as the Second direction. Using this method all holes will be identical but you will have multiples in the center.