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 Sketch Patterns

Create linear or circular sketch patterns using elements from sketch entities you intend to pattern or model edges.

Linear Sketch Patterns

 To create a linear sketch pattern:

  1. In an open sketch, click Linear Sketch Pattern (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Linear Pattern.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Pattern, select the sketch entities to pattern .

  1. Set values for Direction 1 (X-axis).

    1. Click Reverse direction .

    1. Set Spacing between sketch entities.

    1. Select Add spacing dimension to display a dimension between entities.

    1. Set Number of sketch entities.

    1. Select Display instance count to show the number of instances in the pattern.

    1. Set Angle at which to pattern the sketch entities.

Change the distance and angle of the pattern by dragging the selection point .

  1. Repeat for Direction 2 (Y-axis).

    If you select a model edge to define Direction 1, then Direction 2 is activated. Otherwise you must manually select Direction 2 to activate it.

  1. Click .

Circular Sketch Patterns

To create circular sketch patterns:

  1. In an open sketch, click Circular Sketch Pattern (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Circular Pattern.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Pattern, select the sketch entities to pattern .

  3. Under Parameters:

    1.  Click Reverse direction .

    2. In the graphics area, drag the selection point to select a pattern center other than the sketch origin. Alternatively, in Center X and Center Y , set values.

Sketch origin as the pattern center

Point as the pattern center

    1. Set Spacing to specify the total number of degrees in the pattern.

    2. Select Equal spacing to pattern instances equidistant from each other.

    3. Select Add spacing dimensions to display a dimension between pattern instances.

    4. Set Number of pattern instances.

    5. Select Display instance count to show the number of instances in the pattern.

    6. Set Radius to specify the radius of the pattern.

    7. Set the Arc Angle to specify the angle that is measured from the center of the selected entities to the center point or vertex of the pattern.

Arc Angle. Default value

Arc Angle. Incremented value

  1. Click .

Skip Pattern Instances

Click Instances to Skip, and with the pointer , select one or more pattern instances to skip:

Linear

Circular

Edit Sketch Patterns

Right-click a pattern instance and select the appropriate Edit option. If you selected Display instance count, you can double-click the instance count and change it in the graphics area.



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