In this content of Mechanical Base, we will show you how to do Linear Pattern in Siemens NX. It is very important process to do and also very easy to do. Linear pattern is a one of a patterning tool in Siemens NX around other pattern tools. 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 linear 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 linearly as shown by red arrow above.
Select the Linear method to make linear patterns as shown in red box above.
You need to select a direction vector such as an axis, or an edge of a feature as shown by red arrow above. You can change its direction by clicking on little button shown by little red box above.
Select a spacing method as shown in red box above for Linear Pattern;
Count And Pitch: You enter the value of features and spacing value between these pattern fetures if you select this.
Count And Span: You enter the value of features and length value that you want to fill with pattern features.
Pitch And Span: You enter the value of spacing between patterned features and length 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 linear spacing as above in Siemens NX.
If you select the symmetrical option as shown by green arrow, the result will be like above in Linear Pattern.
Also we can Use Direction 2 and do the same adjustments as Direction 1. For example we selected Directin 2 as green arrow above and you can see the result of Linear Pattern.
You can select individual instances from the section above as shown by green arrow, then you can right-click on them to delete, supress etc. in Siemens NX.
If you complete your Linear Pattern options in Siemens NX, click on OK or Apply.
The result of Linear Pattern in Siemens NX is as above. So making linear 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!