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Linear Sketch Patterns PropertyManager

Create linear sketch patterns using sketch entities on a plane or on a model. General guidelines include:

  • Pre-select entities to pattern, and you can select to pattern along either axis by setting a value for Number .

  • Select the X-axis, a linear entity, or a model edge to define Direction 1.

  • Repeat for Direction 2 ( Y-axis), which is activated as soon as you select Direction 1.

Entities to Pattern

Select sketch entities in the graphics area for Entities to Pattern .

Direction 1

  • Reverse direction .

 

  • Spacing . Sets distance between the pattern instances.

  • Add spacing dimension. Displays dimension between the pattern instances.

  • Number . Sets the number of pattern instances.

  • Display instance count. Shows the number of instances in the pattern.

 

  • Angle . Sets an angular direction from the horizontal (X axis).

Linear pattern along X-axis set at 10o

Direction 2

  • Activates Direction 2 settings when you set a value for Number .

  • Add angle dimension between axes. Displays dimension for the angle between the patterns.

The value of the angle along Y axis depends on the direction of the pattern along the Y axis, and the value you set for the angle along the X axis.

Linear pattern along X and Y axes with:

    • Dimension displayed between pattern instances

    • 100o off the Y axis

Instances to Skip

Click Instances to Skip and with the pointer , select instances in the graphics area that you do not want to include in the pattern.



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