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Component Patterns and Mirroring

You can create patterns of components in assemblies in several ways.

  • You can create a local linear or circular pattern of components.
  • You can use a component, in addition to a feature, to drive a pattern driven pattern. The component can be in the same assembly or within a subassembly. The component can also be driven by an assembly-level pattern such as a Linear, Circular or Hole Wizard series, or by a feature driven pattern.
  • You can also create curve driven or sketch driven patterns of components.
To toggle the visibility or suppression state of all of the components in the pattern, right-click the pattern feature in the FeatureManager design tree, and select Hide components, Show components, Suppress, Unsuppress, or Isolate Components.

You can dissolve a component pattern to make its components independent. One benefit is that you can individually move and rotate components that were in the pattern. One drawback is that you cannot hide and suppress all the components in the pattern because the pattern feature is gone.

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