In this article of Mechanical Base we will show you how to make patterns along a selected path 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 patterns along a selected path 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 along a selected path as shown by green arrow above.
Select the Along method to make pattern along a selected path as shown in red box above.
Select the path that you want to pattern a feature along that as shown by red arrow above.
Select a spacing method as shown in red box above for Linear Pattern;
Count And Pitch: You need to enter intance value and a spacing value between these instances.
Count And Span: You enter the value of features and spacing value that you want to fill with pattern features.
Pitch And Span: You enter the value of spacing between patterned features and distance value that you want to fill with pattern features.
Arc Length: You can fill the path with instancesby entering a distance value in Siemens NX.
% Arc Lemgth: You can fill the pattern path by entered percent value.
You can use Direction 2 and do the same adjustments with Direction 1 in Along path pattern, if your curve is avaliable in Siemens NX.
You can select individual instances from the section above, then you can right-click on them to delete, supress etc. in Siemens NX.
Click on OK or Apply button to complete Spiral Pattern operation in Siemens NX.
The result of Along path Pattern in Siemens NX is as above. So making Along path 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!