Array parametric solid features tool gives strange results.
See below. I just made an array of a cylinder around a circle.
The reference point for is obviously not the center of the cylinder.
How can we know wich keypoint is used to copy the geometry on a path ?
I suspect that you picked the edge of the cylinder rather than its center before choosing the center of the circle.
If you enable 'Center' snap and select the base of the cylinder followed be the center of the circle does this help.
This a known issue where Array Feature Along Path Tool gives incorrect Result with Arc/Ellipse and Helix as a Path Element. We have a Defect-976595 to track down this issue. Just as a workaround (considering circular path), I would like to suggest Polar Array where you can control your Pivot and Reference point.
Thank you Dinesh,
This seems indeed a defect, Array features along a path says (status bar) "Use Controls to Adjust Array" but no controls point appears..
Please double check because the defect is not only with Arc and Helix as path, it doesn't work either with a simple multiline.
Actually Multiline is not a valid element that can be selected as a Path and tool also shows Buster bar on same appropriately saying "Element not valid for tool". The other element that I mentioned are allowed but produce incorrect result the way you have noticed.
Thanks & Regards,
oopps. My mistake, i did not mean Multiline but Smartline or complex chain. The tool doesn't work proprely either because we can not choose the reference point of the parametric object.