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3.1.6.4.11.3.  Topology search - Settings in detail

3.1.6.4.11.3.1.  Size

Search for greatest, middle and smallest dimension of a part.

Or search for the dimension in the direction of X-, Y and Zaxis.

Same object - other dimension in direction of X and Y axis.

Same object - other dimension in direction of X and Y axis.

3.1.6.4.11.3.2.  Area/Volume

Perform this search with relatively high tolerance, since values can differ quite a bit due to different quality (triangulation) of parts to compare.

You can set a tolerance in two different ways:

Example:

  • 29000-30000

  • 29500+-500

3.1.6.4.11.3.3.  Symmetry

With this function you can search for symmetries: Once for the type and in the list field with the possibility of differentiation according to "symmetric", "nearly symmetric" and "not symmetric".

  • Axis symmetry

    Example:

    Axis symmetry 3D

    Axis symmetry 3D

    Axis symmetry 2D

    Axis symmetry 2D

  • Rotation symmetry

    Example:

    Rotation symmetry 3D

    Rotation symmetry 3D

    Rotation symmetry 2D

    Rotation symmetry 2D

  • Plane symmetry

    Example:

    Plane symmetry 3D

    Plane symmetry 3D

    Plane symmetry 2D

    Plane symmetry 2D

3.1.6.4.11.3.4.  Distances

With this function you can search for distances between planes within a part.

3.1.6.4.11.3.5.  Angle

With this function you can search for angles between two planes. Decisive is always the inner angle.

Example: Hexagon nut 3D

Example: Hexagon nut 3D

Example: Hexagon nut 2D

Example: Hexagon nut 2D

3.1.6.4.11.3.6. Material

Material Thickness

With this function you can search for material thickness. This function makes sense when searching for semi-finished products for example.

Example: 3D preview

Example: 3D preview

3.1.6.4.11.3.7.  Cylinder

With this function you can search for inner and outer cylinders.

Example: Inner cylinder

Example: Inner cylinder

Example: Outer cylinder

Example: Outer cylinder

3.1.6.4.11.3.8.  Cone

With this function you can search for inner and outer cones. In the following you see the single parameters with the help of two little examples:

  • Outer cone

    Outer cone 3D

    Outer cone 3D

    Outer cone 2D

    Outer cone 2D

  • Inner cone

    Inner cone 3D

    Inner cone 3D

    Inner cone 2D

    Inner cone 2D

3.1.6.4.11.3.9.  Hole

With this function you can search for holes. Amount, dimension and type can be specified.

  • Depth / Diameter

  • Hole type:

    • Blind hole

    • Through-hole

  • Start / End type of counterbore:

    No counterbore

    No counterbore

    Counterbore for countersunk bolts

    Counterbore for countersunk bolts

    Counterbore for cylinder head bolts

    Counterbore for cylinder head bolts

3.1.6.4.11.3.10.  Elongated Cylinder

With this function you can search for elongated cylinders.

3.1.6.4.11.3.11.  Rectangular hole

With this function you can search for a rectangular hole.

Rounding Diameter

3.1.6.4.11.3.12.  Circular pattern

With this function you can search for circular patterns.

  • Pattern diameter / Hole diameter

  • Hole depth:

  • Number of patterns: Number of patterns in the searched part

  • Angle:

    Angle between two adjacent pattern elements (in the above example 45°, which results in 8 positions in a complete pattern)

    [Note] Note

    The angle specification refers to an angle between two adjacent elements in a complete pattern. In the following figure, nevertheless, in any case the angle is 45°.

  • Hole type:

    • Blind hole

    • Through-hole

  • Start / End type of counterbore:

    No counterbore

    No counterbore

    Counterbore for countersunk bolts

    Counterbore for countersunk bolts

    Counterbore for cylinder head bolts

    Counterbore for cylinder head bolts

3.1.6.4.11.3.13.  Linear pattern

With this function you can search for linear patterns.

  • Number of patterns: Number of patterns in the searched part

  • Amount Width / Amount Height: Number of pattern elements in width and height

    [Note] Note

    In staggered arrangements, the elements of the staggared row are also counted.

    Example: Width = 10 elements, height = 3 elements

    Example: Width = 10 elements, height = 3 elements

    Distance X / Distance Y:

    Distance between two pattern elements in direction of X and Y axis

    Here exemplarily: Width = 10 elements, height = 3 elements

    Here exemplarily: Width = 10 elements, height = 3 elements

  • Hole depth:

  • Arrangement

    • Straight

      Arrangement: Straight

      Arrangement: Straight

    • Staggered

      Arrangement: Staggered

      Arrangement: Staggered

      [Note] Note

      For staggered patterns not the absolute distance from hole center to hole center is decisive, but the distance in direction of X and Y axis.

  • Start / End type of counterbore:

    No counterbore

    No counterbore

    Counterbore for countersunk bolts

    Counterbore for countersunk bolts

    Counterbore for cylinder head bolts

    Counterbore for cylinder head bolts

3.1.6.4.11.3.14.  Slot pattern

With this function you can search for slot patterns.

Here exemplarily: Width = 6 elements, height = 4 elements

Here exemplarily: Width = 6 elements, height = 4 elements

  • Number of patterns: Number of patterns in the searched part

  • Amount Width / Amount Height: Number of pattern elements in width and height

    [Note] Note

    In staggered arrangements, the elements of the staggared row are also counted.

    Example: Width = 9 elements, height = 3 elements

    Example: Width = 9 elements, height = 3 elements

    Distance X / Distance Y:

    Distance between two pattern elements in direction of X and Y axis

  • Hole length / Hole width: Length and width of a single slotted hole

  • Hole depth:

  • Arrangement

    • Straight

      Arrangement: Straight

      Arrangement: Straight

    • Staggered

      Arrangement: Staggered

      Arrangement: Staggered

      [Note] Note

      For staggered patterns not the absolute distance from hole center to hole center is decisive, but the distance in direction of X and Y axis.

3.1.6.4.11.3.15.  Rectangular Slot Pattern

With this function you can search for a Rectangular Slot Pattern.

Here exemplarily: Width = 4 elements, height = 4 elements

Here exemplarily: Width = 4 elements, height = 4 elements

  • Number of patterns: Number of patterns in the searched part

  • Amount Width / Amount Height: Number of pattern elements in width and height

    [Note] Note

    In staggered arrangements, the elements of the staggared row are also counted.

    Example: Width = 6 elements, height = 3 elements

    Example: Width = 6 elements, height = 3 elements

    Distance X / Distance Y:

    Distance between two pattern elements in direction of X and Y axis

  • Hole length / Hole width: Length and width of a single rectangular hole

  • Hole depth:

  • Arrangement

    • Straight

      Arrangement: Straight

      Arrangement: Straight

    • Staggered

      Arrangement: Staggered

      Arrangement: Staggered

      [Note] Note

      For staggered patterns not the absolute distance from hole center to hole center is decisive, but the distance in direction of X and Y axis.

  • Rounding Diameter