I am trying to make a custom hole pattern on a pre-defined shape. This main shape has holes in various forms on it. In the attached image, you can see a reference of what I am trying to accomplish. Yellow area is my main shape, white spots are holes, dashed lines are the offset from these outlines. The hole pattern should be inside the orange area and should be following the dashed lines. Since my main shape and holes have different forms, how can I make a pattern that follows these outlines but also blend nicely between them? In short:
1 - How can I create a hole pattern (perforated) inside only the orange area? I like to control the distance between holes and also diameter of holes.
2 - How can these holes follow the dashed lines?
3 - How can these holes blend nicely in the areas between the dashed lines?
If anyone has any ideas on how to approach to this, I would greatly appreciate your help.