DriveWorks Pro 18: Curve Driven Pattern [send feedback...]

Curve Driven Pattern

This document describes the types of rules that can be applied to models that have advanced feature parameters captured.

Driving advanced feature dimensions increases model generation time. Where possible capture feature dimensions (distances, numbers and angles) as dimensions rather than an advanced feature parameter.

During model generation captured dimensions are driven before captured advanced feature parameters. If the advanced feature parameter has also been captured as a dimension the value being driven into the advanced feature parameter will override the captured dimension.

Curve Driven Pattern

ParameterInput TypeDescription
D1 Alignment MethodOne of the following values:

TangentToCurve

AlignToSeed

Sets the alignment method for this curve drive pattern feature
D1 Curve MethodOne of the following values:

TransformCurve

OffsetCurve

Sets the curve method for this curve-driven pattern feature in Direction 1
D1 Pattern QtyIntegerSets the number of instances in this curve driven pattern in Direction1
D1 Equal SpacingTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern items are equally spaced in Direction1
D1 Reverse DirectionTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern direction is reversed in Direction1
D1 SpacingDistanceSets the spacing for this curve driven pattern in Direction1
D2 Pattern QtyIntegerSets the number of instances in this curve driven pattern in Direction2
D2 Equal SpacingTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern items are equally spaced in Direction2
D2 Pattern Seed OnlyTrue/FalseSets whether or not to replicate the seed pattern only, which creates a curve pattern under Direction2 without replicating the curve pattern created under Direction1
D2 Reverse DirectionTrue/FalseSets whether the pattern direction is reversed in Direction2
D2 SpacingDistanceSets the spacing for this curve driven pattern in Direction2
Geometry PatternTrue/FalseSets whether to create the pattern using only the geometry (faces and edges) of the feature
Propagate Visual PropertyTrue/FalseSets whether to propagate visual properties (e.g., colors, textures, etc.) to all curve-driven pattern instances
Skipped Item ArrayPipeBar Delimited List of items to skip (for example 5|12|8)Sets the skipped items for this curve-driven pattern feature. (Setting this to 0 will clear the selection and no items will be skipped).
Vary SketchTrue/FalseSets whether to allow the pattern to vary as it repeats in this curve-driven pattern feature

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