In this article of Mechanical Base we will show you how to make spiral 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 spiral 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 as spiral as shown by red arrow above.
Select the Spiral method to make spiral patterns as shown in red box above.
In spiral pattern command, you select a spiral plane normal as shown by green arrow and select a referance vector as shown by blue arrow then select the turning direction as right hand or left hand as shown by red arrow above.
You can select one of them for spiral turning method as shown in blue box above;
Number of Turns: How many turns that you want from your spiral pattern. You need to enter a value for it.
Total Angle: How many degrees that you want to turn your spiral. You need to enter an angle value for it.
You need to enter a turning number of spiral from blue box above.
Radial Pitch: The distance between two turns of spiral as shown by blue arrow above.
Pitch along Spiral: Distance between two instances on spiral as shown by red arrows above.
Rotation angle value is the angle value that difference between 0 degree starting angle and ending angle. Red arrows shows the starting and ending angle values and the difference between them shown by blue arrow(100 degrees).
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 Spiral Pattern in Siemens NX is as above. So making spiral 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!