Lab 8 - Feature Mirror & Patterns

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M M E E 1 1 2 2 3 3 : : S OLID W ORKS L AB Winter 2010 https://catalysttools.washington.edu/workspace/jhjones/9351/ 10/8/2009 Feature Mirror: Recreate feature(s) across symmetrical plane Toolbar: Features > Mirror Menu: Insert > Pattern/Mirror > Mirror Features to Mirror: Select feature(s) from graphics area or fly out tree Mirror Face/Plane: Select plane/face from graphics area or fly out tree Faces to Mirror: Only used with surface modeling. Bodies to Mirror: Solid Body or Bodies can be mirrored instead of mirroring individual features if necessary o To Select Solid Body: Fly out tree > Solid Bodies Note: If the mirror needs to disregard end conditions in the feature(s), use the Geometry Pattern option. This ignores feature end conditions and only takes
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Unformatted text preview: the resultant feature volume. Linear Patterns: Used to make a line or grid of copies. • Definition: o Base feature to pattern. o LINEAR direction to pattern. s Select a line, linear edge, dimension or axis o Number of instances. o Spacing between instances o Instances to skip Note: Gap between slots is 0.70 mm and spacing between instances is 1.4 mm. Circular Patterns: Used to make a circular array of copies. • Definition: o Base Feature to Pattern o CIRCULAR direction to pattern. s Select a circular edge or axis. o Number of instances. o Angular spacing between each instance. o Instances to skip Note: Every cylindrical/ spherical object already has an associated central axis. • Pull Down : View > Temporary Axis...
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