×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

Points Patterned Along a curve

Points Patterned Along a curve

Points Patterned Along a curve

(OP)
I have an ellipse sketch.

I placed a point 1" from the end of the curve. This is the pattern leader.

I need 20 points evenly spaced ON the ellipse starting from the pattern leader.

When I pattern the point using the "CURVE" pattern option, the points are laterally offset from the curve by 1". I need them on the curve.

What am I doing wrong? (file attached)

Thanks,
Glenn

RE: Points Patterned Along a curve

Try the Dimension pattern. Creo already knows the point is on the curve and you are only changing the dimension.

RE: Points Patterned Along a curve

I can't open a CREO 3 file but from experience with older versions, you need to make every placement constraint for the point reference the curve to get the pattern to follow the curve.

----------------------------------------

The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

RE: Points Patterned Along a curve

Glenn,

Don't know if you manage to solve it. If not, divide your ellipse in the sketch so that you can place the first point on that position. Another way is to use "Use alternate origin" under Options in Pattern feature but you will still need a reference point from sketch in that position.

Curve pattern is a bit dodgy. It's quite common that you need to use alternate origin even thoug you referenced your shetch on the start point of the curve.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close