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Fill Pattern PropertyManager

The Fill Pattern PropertyManager appears when you create a fill pattern.

The PropertyManager controls these properties:

Fill Boundary

Fill Boundary. Defines the area to fill with the pattern. Select sketches, planar curves on faces, a face, or co-planar faces. If you use a sketch for the boundary, you may need to select the pattern direction.

Pattern Layout

Determines the layout pattern of the instances within the fill boundary. Select a customizable shape to pattern, or pattern a feature. Pattern instances are laid out concentrically from the seed feature.

The pattern seed feature is located at the center of the fill boundary face unless you select a vertex or point to place the seed feature under Features to Pattern.

Perforation . Creates a grid for a sheet metal perforation-style pattern.

Circular . Creates a circular-shaped pattern.

Square . Creates a square-shaped pattern.

Polygon . Creates a polygonal-shaped pattern.

Features to Pattern

  • Selected features. Select a feature to pattern in Features to Pattern .

  • Create seed cut. Customize a cut shape for the seed feature to pattern.

  • Circle . Creates a circular cut as the seed feature.

  • Square . Creates a square cut as the seed feature.

  • Diamond . Creates a diamond cut as the seed feature.

  • Polygon . Creates a polygon cut as the seed feature.

  • Flip Shape Direction. Reverses the direction of the seed feature about the face selected in Fill Boundary.

Faces to Pattern

  • Faces to Pattern . Select faces to pattern. The faces must form a closed body that contacts the fill boundary face.

Bodies to Pattern

  • Solid/Surface Bodies to Pattern . Select solid and surface bodies to pattern.

Instances to Skip

  • Instances to Skip . Select each pattern instance to skip in the graphics area. Selected instances are removed from the pattern.

Options

  • Geometry pattern. Creates the pattern using an exact copy of the seed feature. Individual instances of the seed feature are not solved; end conditions and calculations are ignored. The Geometry Pattern option speeds up the creation and rebuilding of a pattern.

  You cannot create geometry patterns of features that have faces merged with the rest of the part.

  • Propagate Visual Properties. Propagates SolidWorks colors, textures, and cosmetic thread data to all pattern instances.



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