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Cosmetic Patterns

The cosmetic pattern feature allows you to cosmetically define and display patterns of holes instead of showing fully-tessellated solid models. Rebuild time is greatly reduced because pattern geometry is only cosmetic.

You can apply cosmetic patterns only to planar, parallel faces.

You can view cosmetic patterns in drawings with shaded views while RealView is on.

To create cosmetic patterns:

  1. From the Task Pane, select the Appearances, Scenes, and Decals tab.
  2. Under Appearances, click Miscellaneous > RealView Only Appearances, then double-click cosmetic hole pattern or drag it into the graphics area.

    You need to pre-select the face for other Appearances. Pre-selection does not work for cosmetic patterns.

  3. In the PropertyManager, select a face for Fill Boundary .
  4. Under Pattern Layout:
    1. Select a layout.
    2. Set the spacing options.
    3. Select an edge to determine the pattern direction.
  5. Under Seed Types:
    1. Select a seed type.
    2. Set the size options.
  6. Click .

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