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How to do serial circular cuts like this (see in the description)?

Micho

New member
I want to do circular cuts (holes) in ribs of an aircraft:

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I want it to look like this:

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The problem is each rib is different, therefore there is different number of holes in each rib, different diameter size of each hole, and different distance between holes centers. Doing cuts for a single hole separately is possible, but it takes ages. Is it any way to do it automaticly/serially? Thanks in advance
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
Have you tried a Power Copy to automate some of the repetition?

First, I'd try a Power Copy for a single hole. Then, a Power Copy that would do several holes (or maybe all the holes) in a rib.
 
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Micho

New member
I am going to power copy solids along a rib and then use them to split the rib. This is what I did so far:
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Any tip how to use this power copy option? What are the inputs and selected components? Can You explain how to do this after I create element to be copied? I am confused...
 

Micho

New member
Ok, now I am answering for my question xD
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Inputs are elements You later use to define Your Power Copy (constant during copying) and Components are elements You want to copy (changing). Easy. Now it is all about removing rollers from a rib:
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
Looks good! Thanks for sharing that last picture showing the curved rib and the fan pattern of different sized cylinders (rollers).
 

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