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Linear Sketch Pattern PropertyManager

Create linear sketch patterns using sketch entities on a plane or on a model.

To open the Linear Sketch Pattern PropertyManager:

In an open sketch, click Linear Sketch Pattern Tool_Linear_Sketch_Step_Repeat_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Linear Pattern.

General guidelines include:
  • Pre-select entities to pattern, and you can select to pattern along either axis by setting a value for Number of Instances PM_number of_instances_ln.gif.
  • Select the X-axis, a linear entity, or a model edge to define Direction 1.
  • Repeat for Direction 2 ( Y-axis), which is activated as soon as you select Direction 1.

Direction 1

PM_reverse_direction.gif Reverse direction  
PM_distance1.gif Spacing Sets distance between the pattern instances.
  Dimension X spacing Displays dimension between the pattern instances.
PM_number of_instances_ln.gif Number of Instances Sets the number of pattern instances.
  Display instance count Shows the number of instances in the pattern.
dim_ang_01.png Angle Sets an angular direction from the horizontal (X axis).

Linear pattern along X-axis set at 10º:

Direction 2

Activates Direction 2 settings when you set a value for Number of Instances PM_number of_instances_ln.gif.

Dimension angle between axes Displays dimension for the angle between the patterns.
The value of the angle along Y axis depends on the direction of the pattern along the Y axis, and the value you set for the angle along the X axis.

Linear pattern along X and Y axes with 100º off the Y axis:

Entities to Pattern

sketch_copy.png Entities to Pattern Select sketch entities in the graphics area.

Instances to Skip

Click Instances to Skip and with the pointer Pointer_InstancesToSkip.gif, select instances in the graphics area that you do not want to include in the pattern.

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