DriveWorks Solo 15: Curve Driven Pattern [send feedback...]

Introduction

This document describes the types of rules that can be applied to models that have advanced feature parameters captured.

Driving advanced feature dimensions increases model generation time. Where possible capture feature dimensions (distances, numbers and angles) as dimensions rather than an advanced feature parameter.

During model generation captured dimensions are driven before captured advanced feature parameters. If the advanced feature parameter has also been captured as a dimension the value being driven into the advanced feature parameter will override the captured dimension.

Curve Driven Pattern

ParameterTypeDescription
D1InstanceCountIntegerSets the number of instances in this curve driven pattern in Direction1
D1InstanceCountTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern items are equally spaced in Direction1
D1ReverseDirectionTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern direction is reversed in Direction1
D1SpacingDistanceSets the spacing for this curve driven pattern in Direction1
D2InstanceCountIntegerSets the number of instances in this curve driven pattern in Direction2
D2IsEqualSpacedTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern items are equally spaced in Direction2
D2PatternSeedOnlyTrue/FalseSets whether or not to replicate the seed pattern only, which creates a curve pattern under Direction2 without replicating the curve pattern created under Direction1
D2ReverseDirectionTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern direction is reversed in Direction2
D2SpacingDistanceSets the spacing for this curve driven pattern in Direction2
GeometryPatternTrue/FalseSet the feature to pattern only the faces and edges of the original feature to decrease creation time
PropagateVisualPropertyTrue/FalseSet the pattern to propagate colours, textures and cosmetic thread data to pattern instances
SkippedItemArrayPipe delimited string i.e. "9|-8|14|-2"Sets the list of skipped items in this curve driven pattern
VarySketchTrue/FalseAllows the sketch to vary with each pattern instance
D1CurveMethod

One of the following values:

TransformCurve

OffsetCurve

The delta X and delta Y distances from the origin of the selected curve to the seed feature are maintained for each instance

The normal distance from the origin of the selected curve to the seed feature is maintained for each instance

D1AlignmentMethod

One of the following values:

TangentToCurve

AlignToSeed

Aligns each instance tangent to the curve selected for Pattern Direction

Aligns each instance to match the original alignment of the seed feature

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