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Patterns and Mirroring

Pattern repeats the selected features in an array based on a seed feature. You can create a linear pattern, a circular pattern, a curve driven pattern, a fill pattern, or use sketch points or table coordinates to create the pattern.

Mirror copies the selected features or all features, mirroring them about the selected plane or face.

To propagate SOLIDWORKS colors, textures, and cosmetic thread data to all pattern instances and mirrored features, select the Propagate Visual Properties option in the PropertyManager.

With multibody parts, you can use the pattern or the mirror feature to pattern or mirror multiple bodies within the same document.
Mirror multibody parts about a plane

When pattern or mirror features split single bodies into multiple bodies, you can select which bodies to keep and specify which configurations to keep up to date.

The software also supports a full preview of pattern and mirror features.



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