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Patterns of Patterns

With multibody parts, you can create a pattern that includes some or all of the multibody parts that you used to create the original multibody part pattern. You can use any of the patterns such as linear, circular, sketch driven, and so on. You have the same options with patterns of patterns in the multibody part environment as you have in the single body environment. For example, you can use more than one direction, skip instances, and so on.

Pattern from existing linear pattern. Some bodies and a single direction selected.

Pattern from existing linear pattern. Some bodies, single direction, and instance to skip selected.

To create a pattern of patterns:

  1. Click a pattern tool (Features toolbar) or Insert, Pattern/Mirror and select a pattern tool (linear, circular, or curve driven pattern). You can also use a pattern you created using X-Y coordinates (table pattern) or sketch points.

  2. Do one of the following:

  • For a single body pattern, select the pattern feature in the FeatureManager design tree, or select a face on a pattern instance in the model.

  • For a multibody part pattern, under Bodies to Pattern , select the individual instances from the existing pattern that you want to include in the new pattern.

  1. Proceed as described in Linear Pattern, Circular Pattern, or curve driven pattern.



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