I need a way to create a disc that has a random amount of holes on a
BCD. I can control the disc diameter, disc thickness, hole diameter,
and bolt circle diameter using equations and design tables. I cannot
find a way to use a design table to control the amount of holes on the
bolt circle. Can this be done or am I stuck in an AutoCad way of
Thanks in advance
I tried to respond last night but it seems not to have posted.
The information you're missing is a way to reference the value for the
number of holes in a design table or equation.
If you created a hole with a cut-extrude, cut-revolve, or hole wizard
feature first, then used a circular feature pattern, this is easy.
Double click on the circular pattern in the tree, so that the
dimensions appear in the main window. Near the axis you used to
create the pattern should be a dimension showing the number of
instances, with no leader or dim lines. Right click on it and the
name of the dimension will show at the top of the context menu; you
can also click on properties to see the name if it's too long to fit.
In my test, that dimension was D1@(circularpattern).
If the pattern is in the sketch rather than the feature, I'm not sure
what to tell you. There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to obtain
that number. Then again, if you're using sketch patterns, you may
want to consider feature patterns instead as there are also other
(hijacked from its frame at http://mysite.verizon.net/mjlombard /)
Hope this helps more than the other bickering...
Seeing as there is little or no help here I posted your question at my
I am pretty sure you will get a answer and not some useless gibberish
I did not mean Mark's responce was little help the post was not in my
reader when I made mine. I appologize to you Mark as the comment was
made in haste.
Anyhow there is one possiblility answer at www.SolidMentor.com at
I hope he reports back and lets us know his progress.
This is what came to mind when I first read his post:
Driven from a table, where the # of holes, hole diameter & BHC are
It has been brought to my attention that I may have come off as pompous
and arrogant saying that 'real' answers can be found at SolidMentor and
insinuating that here you cannot find answers. I did not mean that at
all and apologize to those that took offense.
I was just tired of seeing someone get a ton of answers not related to
his problem and offered another possible place to post his question. I
still see value here at CCSW and come here to view and very occasionally
try and help out. I believe the more resources you exploit the better
your answer to a problem can be and using CCSW is encouraged by me and
the quality of answers is just as good here. Just you have to wade
through a bunch of..... well I am sure you know what
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