NX CR 2206

Circular Pattern in NX Sketch

The circular Pattern method is used to create circular pattern instances in NX Sketch. You can create a full circular pattern or semi-circular pattern on a specified angle.

To create a Circular Pattern:

  1. Start the “Pattern Curve” command.
  2. Set the “Layout” method to “Circular”.
  3. Select objects to pattern. (“Select Curve” in the “Curve to Pattern” active)
  4. Click the middle mouse once to activate the “Specify Point” bar in the “Pattern Definition => Rotation Point” group.
  5. Specify a rotation point on the NX graphics screen.
  6. The preview of the pattern instances will appear in the graphics window
  7. If you want to change the pattern direction, click on the “Reverse Direction” icon
  8. Set the circular patterning method:
    1. Count and Pitch: The total number of patterns. (includes the selected curve). The angle between each pattern instance.
    2. Count and Span: The total number of patterns. The total angle between the first selected object and the last instance created in the pattern.
    3. Pitch and Span: Angle between each instance and the total angle of the pattern.
  9. Type the “Count” and “Pitch Angle” values in the “Angular Direction” group.
  10. Click “Ok” to create a circular pattern and close the command dialog box.

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