PartDesign MultiTransform

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PartDesign MultiTransform.svg PartDesign MultiTransform

Menu location
Part Design → Apply a pattern → Create MultiTransform
Workbenches
PartDesign
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
PartDesign Mirrored, PartDesign LinearPattern, PartDesign PolarPattern, PartDesign Scaled

Description

The PartDesign MultiTransform.svg PartDesign MultiTransform tool creates a pattern of one or more features. The pattern can include multiple transformations where each subsequent transformation is applied to the result of the previous transformation.

The available transformations are: PartDesign Mirrored.svg Mirrored, PartDesign LinearPattern.svg LinearPattern, PartDesign PolarPattern.svg PolarPattern and PartDesign Scaled.svg Scaled. The first three are also available as separate tools.

Multitransform example.png

A pattern of holes created from a single Hole feature by applying a LinearPattern with 2 occurences, followed by a PolarPattern with 8 occurrences.

Usage

Create

  1. Optionally activate the correct Body.
  2. Optionally select one or more features in the Tree view or the 3D view.
  3. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the PartDesign MultiTransform.svg Create MultiTransform button.
    • Select the Part Design → Apply a pattern → PartDesign MultiTransform.svg Create MultiTransform option from the menu.
  4. If there is no active Body, and there are two or more Bodies in the document, the Active Body Required dialog will open and prompt you to activate one. If there is a single Body it will be activated automatically.
  5. If no features were selected the Select feature task panel opens: select one or more (hold down the Ctrl key) from the list and press the OK button.
  6. The MultiTransform parameters task panel opens. See Options for more information.
  7. Press the OK button at the top to finish.

Edit

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Double-click the MultiTransform object in the Tree view.
    • Right-click the MultiTransform object in the Tree view and select Edit MultiTransform from the context menu.
  2. The MultiTransform parameters task panel opens. See Options for more information.
  3. Press the OK button at the top to finish.

Combine existing transformations

It is possible to create a MultiTransform object from existing Mirrored, LinearPattern and PolarPattern transformations.

  1. Check the DataOriginals property of the existing transformations to make sure they have been applied to the same features.
  2. Select those features in the Tree view.
  3. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the PartDesign MultiTransform.svg Create MultiTransform button.
    • Select the Part Design → Apply a pattern → PartDesign MultiTransform.svg Create MultiTransform option from the menu.
  4. The MultiTransform parameters task panel opens.
  5. Press the OK button at the top.
  6. Edit the DataTranformations property of the created MultiTransform object:
    1. Click in the field.
    2. Press the ... button that appears.
    3. The Link dialog opens.
    4. Hold down the Ctrl key and select the existing transformations.
    5. Press the OK button.
  7. Optionally edit the MultiTransform object, see above.

Options

  • To add features:
    1. Press the Add feature button.
    2. Select a feature in the Tree view or the 3D view.
    3. Repeat to add more features.
  • To remove features:
    1. Press the Remove feature button.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • Select a feature in the Tree view or the 3D view.
      • Select a feature in the list at the top and press the Del key.
      • Right-click a feature in the list at the top and select Remove from the context menu.
    3. Repeat to remove more features.
  • If there are several features in the pattern, their order can be important. See PartDesign PolarPattern.
  • To add transformations:
    1. If there are existing transformations: select the transformation after which the new transformation should be added.
    2. Right-click the Transformations list.
    3. Select one the following options from the context menu:
    4. The selected transformation is added to the list and the settings for the transformation are displayed below the list.
    5. Adjust the settings to suit.
    6. Press the OK bar at the bottom.
    7. Repeat to add more transformations.
  • To edit a transformation:
    1. Right-click the transformation in the Transformations list.
    2. Select Edit from the context menu.
    3. Adjust the settings to suit.
    4. Press the OK bar at the bottom.
  • To change the order of the transformations:
    1. Right-click a transformation in the Transformations list.
    2. Select Move up or Move down from the context menu.
  • If the Update view checkbox is checked the view will update in real time.

Limitations

See PartDesign PolarPattern.


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