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Relation to vary number of cut instances

Freecat

Member
I am trying to setup a relation in my model that will automatically vary the number of cuts (in a pattern) along the length of my part as the model changes in length. Can anyone give the syntax for this type of relation? Will it be necessary to make the the calculated number a whole number before inputing it into the patten variable for the number of cuts? I would assume you would need to make that number a whole number as entering decimals isn't allowed in a pattern for the number of instances. The pitch of my cuts are .265, and my plan is to always allow for the max number of complete cuts along the length of my part.



Any help appreciated!
 
Hello Freecat,

Try below.

Where 'P0' is number of cuts, 'LENGTH' is overall length of part,

'PITCH' is pitch of cut (in your case .265).



P0 = FLOOR(LENGTH/PITCH)+1
 

Freecat

Member
Thanks for the reply, what does floor represent? If I understand the formula this is what is happening:



P0 = LENGTH/PITCH * FLOOR+1



Free
 

Freecat

Member
Here is what I came up with for the relation, works perfect.



P30=FLOOR((D4+(D59*2))/.2645)+1



To specify the order of arithmetic operations, I used multiple sets of parenthesis. Is this the proper way of specifying the order? Here is what is happening in the model, it must be right because it works!



1. D59 is multiplied by 2

2. D4 is added.

3. The value is now divided by the pitch of the cut, .2645

4. 1 is added (to make the cut work out right)

5. The results are then changed to an integer via the FLOOR function Currious why PTC calls it FLOOR, any ideas? That terminology makes no sense to me...



Thanks
 

kvision

Moderator
FLOOR and CEIL (ceiling) are C programming functions. Since Pro and most other things are written in C it probably makes sense to use appropriate terminology.



Relations may include the following mathematical functions:



cos ()

cosine



tan ()

tangent



sin ()

sine



sqrt ()

square root



asin ()

arc sine



acos ()

arc cosine



atan ()

arc tangent



sinh ()

hyperbolic sine



cosh ()

hyperbolic cosine



tanh ()

hyperbolic tangent





Note: All trigonometric functions use degrees.



log()

base 10 logarithm



ln()

natural logarithm



exp()

e to an exponential degree



abs()

absolute value



ceil()

the smallest integer not less than the real value



floor()

the largest integer not greater than the real value





The following examples show ceil and floor used without specifying number of decimal places:



ceil (10.2) evaluates to 11

floor (
 

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