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Linear Component Pattern

You can create a linear pattern of components in an assembly in one or two directions.

To create a linear pattern of components:

  1. Click Linear Component Pattern Tool_LinearComponentPattern_Assembly.gif (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Component Pattern > Linear Pattern.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Direction 1:
    1. Select a linear edge or a linear dimension for Pattern Direction.
    2. Click Reverse Direction if necessary.
    3. Type a value for Spacing . This is the value between the centers of the instances.
    4. Type a value for Number of Instances . This is the total number of instances including the seed components.
  3. Repeat for Direction 2 for a bidirectional pattern.

    Select Pattern seed only to pattern the seed component only in the second direction. When cleared, SolidWorks patterns all of the instances generated by Direction 1 and the seed component in the second direction.

  4. Click in Components to Pattern , then select the seed components.
  5. To skip instances, click in Instances to Skip and select the preview of the instance in the graphics area.

    The pointer changes to when it is over a preview in the graphics area.

  6. To restore instances, select the instance in Instances to Skip and press Delete.
  7. Click .

    The new components appear under LocalLPattern in the FeatureManager design tree.

    By default, all instances use the same configuration as the seed components. To change the configuration, edit the component properties of an instance.



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