In this text of Mechanical Base we will discuss the how to do circular patterns in Siemens NX with Pattern Feature command. It is very important and useful tool to do various kinds of patternings. You can find other patterns tool’s expressions of Siemens NX in Mechanical Base. Click on link and learn all of them!
To make a circular pattern in Siemens NX, click on the Pattern Feature command in Siemens NX ribbon bar as shown by red arrow above.
After entering to the Pattern Feature command, select the feature that you want to pattern circularly as shown by red arrow above.
Select the Circular method to make circular patterns as shown in green box above.
You need to select a direction vector such as an axis, or an edge of a feature as shown by green arrow above. You can change its direction by clicking on little button shown by little green box above.
Select a spacing method as shown in green box above for Linear Pattern;
Count And Pitch: You enter the value of features and spacing angle value between these pattern fetures if you select this.
Count And Span: You enter the value of features and angle value that you want to fill with pattern features.
Pitch And Span: You enter the value of angle spacing between patterned features and angle value that you want to fill with pattern features.
List: Also you can obtain various spacings by defining spacing values as list. For example we defined Spacing 2 and Spacing 1 that created the circular spacing as above in Siemens NX.
You can create circular patterns as above by selecting ‘Create Cocentric Members’ option as shown by green box above and you do the same adjustments with main circular pattern options as shown in red box.
You can select individual instances from the section above as shown by red arrow, then you can right-click on them to delete, supress etc. in Siemens NX.
Click on OK or Apply button below to complete the Circular Pattern operation in Siemens NX.
The result of Circular Pattern in Siemens NX is as above. So making circular patterns in Siemens NX with Pattern Feature command is very easy as you see.
Also you can find the expressions of other patterning methods in Pattern Feature command of Siemens NX in Mechanical Base. Click on link and learn all of them!