Random Pattern Creator

Random Pattern Creator

Mac OS, English

Kevin Ramsay
Random Pattern Creator is a utility which will create a 3D model of a randomly generated pattern using Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

General Usage Instructions

The "Random Pattern Creator" app is an Autodesk® Fusion 360™ add-in.

Usage:

1) Under the "CREATE" menu, click on the "Random Pattern Creator" button to create a new random pattern and open a command input window. 

2) The command input window contains the following options:

  • Shape Style - Change the pattern shape between circles, squares, diamonds, stars or text characters.
  • Base Width - Change the overall width of the finished pattern base.
  • Base Height - Change the overall height of the finished pattern base.
  • Frame Width - Change the minimum distance between the pattern and the base outer edge.
  • Minimum Shape Size - Change the minimum size of the pattern shape.
  • Maximum Shape Size - Change the maximum size of the pattern shape.
  • Shape Area Coverage - Change the density of the pattern shapes.
  • Spacing Tolerance - Change the amount of space between the pattern shapes.
  • Extrude - Option to create an extrude feature of the finished pattern.
  • Base Depth - Change the depth/thickness of the finished pattern. 

3) Make the required changes to the options.

4) Click on the "Preview" button to create a preview of the random pattern.

5) Click on "OK" to accept the new random pattern or "Cancel" to abort the command.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

1.Download the installer from Autodesk App Store.

2.Right-click on the "Downloads" folder and select "Open in Finder".

3.Right-click on the "RandomPatternCreator_macos.pkg" -> "Open With" -> "Installer".

Note: If the installer fails to install, follow this link for more help:

https://modthemachine.typepad.com/my_weblog/2018/04/the-installation-failed-for-app-store-plug-ins.html

 

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.

- Navigate to the ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall

- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Author/Company Information

Kevin Ramsay

Support Information

Support Contact: kev.ramsay@icloud.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

3.1

- Minor improvements. - Automatic "Check for Updates". You will now be notified if there is a new version available for download.
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