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2.5.8.2.4. Pattern features

During export pattern features are generated.

The pattern features are available as of NX 8, but optimal support is only given as of NX 8.5.

Features in particular:

  • Sweep feature ("ruled") patterns are recognized as such.

  • Patterns created from positive features will now also be recognized (only for the "place on circular edge" strategy for now).

  • Support for non-rectangular linear pattern arrays.

  • Unneeded feature instances will now be deleted instead of suppressed, so that only the features specified in the ps3 will be present in the resulting model.

The figure shows a pattern of "ruled" features. You can also see that unneeded patterns have been removed.

The figure shows a pattern of "ruled" features. You can also see that unneeded patterns have been removed.

With NX8 and older the old instance array features are used.

Pattern with the "old" instance features

Pattern with the "old" instance features

"Sweep pattern" can only be generated with the new pattern features.

[Note] Note

If instances are placed in a pattern, then while inserting parts a query appears, whether the part shall be inserted in the selected instance or in the pattern (meaning all instances of the pattern).

Please regard the different behaviors of different NX versions!

  • NX8

    Wherever the old instance arrays are used as pattern for holes, any hole can be selected and the element is placed in all instances.

  • NX 8.5.0.0 bis NX 8.5.1.3

    As of NX 8.5 the new pattern features are used.

    Due to an API bug in NX the automatic placement of a bolt in all holes only works, if the master element is selected!

  • As of NX 8.5.1.3.mp1

    Any hole can be selected and the bolt is placed in all instances.