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Geometry Pattern

A geometry pattern copies, but does not solve, the patterned feature. End conditions and calculations are ignored. Each instance is an exact copy of the faces and edges of the original feature.

The Geometry Pattern option is available for all pattern features except variable patterns. Using Geometry Pattern can increase the rebuild speed of patterned features whose seed features use reference geometry.

In this example, the cut is extruded with the Offset from Surface end condition, and the bottom face selected.
With Geometry Pattern not selected, each instance is offset from the selected surface by the same amount (the end condition is solved).
With Geometry Pattern selected, each instance is an exact copy of the original feature (the end condition is ignored).
You cannot create geometry patterns of features that have faces merged with the rest of the part.

Geometry Pattern must be cleared to create this pattern.



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