Pattern Feature

Pattern Feature command, patterns feature on 3d model. You can select more than one feature. You can select features on-screen or on part navigator.

Command activation:

  • Select “Pattern Feature” command on “Home Ribbon Bar => Pattern Feature (in Feature Group)”
  • Select “Pattern Feature” command on “Menu => Insert => Associative Copy => Pattern Feature

Seven Layout types existed in “Pattern Definition”. Linear and Circular are the most important ones in this list.

Linear Pattern:

  1. Change Layout as a ”Linear” in “Pattern Definition” tab
  2. Select features when “Select Feature” highlighted.
  3. Define a vector to the pattern. There are two ways to define pattern vector
    • Click MMB (middle mouse button). The “Specify Vector” tab will be highlighted. Select a vector when the “Specify Vector” tab highlighted.
    • Click on the “Specify Vector” tab then select a pattern vector.
  4. Type spacing and pitch to a pattern. You can change spacing type in the list of “Spacing”
  5. If you want to symmetric pattern click on the “Symmetric” box.
  6. If you want to pattern in the second direction click on “Use Direction 2” in “Direction 2” tab
  7. Click MMB (middle mouse button) or “Ok” to finish
Linear Pattern

Circular Pattern:

  1. Change Layout as a ” Circular” in “Pattern Definition” tab
  2. Select features when “Select Feature” highlighted. You can select features both on-screen or part navigator. Selected features color changes to light blue on “Part Navigator”.
  3. Define “Rotation Vector” to a pattern. There are two ways to define a rotation vector. (If you select cylindrical surface, the center of the cylinder will rotation center.)
    • Click MMB (middle mouse button). The “Rotation Vector” tab will be highlighted. Select a vector when the “Specify Vector” tab highlighted.
    • Click on the “Rotation Vector” tab then select the pattern vector.
  4. Type count and pitch angle to a pattern. You can change spacing type in the list of “Spacing”
  5. Click MMB (middle mouse button) or “Ok” to finish
Circular Pattern

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