Hide Table of Contents

Recognizing Patterns

The application recognizes the following types of patterns:







To recognize patterns:

  1. Click Recognize Features (FeatureWorks PropertyManager) or FeatureWorks, Recognize Features.

  2. In the FeatureWorks PropertyManager, select a Recognition Mode and Feature Type.

  3. Select the Automatic Features or Interactive Features.


  • For Interactive Recognition Mode, select Recognize pattern and click Recognize to quickly recognize patterns. Click to complete pattern recognition.

  • For Automatic Recognition Mode, FeatureWorks recognizes linear patterns with three or more instances only.

  1. Click to display the Intermediate Stage PropertyManager.

  2. Click Find Patterns.

  1. In the Pattern Recognition PropertyManager, select a Pattern Recognition Mode and Pattern Type.

For Interactive Pattern Recognition Mode, under Pattern Features,select Search Selected Features to search for a seed feature and probable pattern features within the selected features only. Clear Search Selected Features to select only the seed feature.

  1. Click .

A dialog box reports the number of patterns found.

  1. Click OK, then click .

FeatureWorks adds the patterns to the FeatureManager design tree.

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Recognizing Patterns
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2011 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.