Creating Linear Sketch Patterns

To create a linear sketch pattern:

  1. In an open sketch, click Linear Sketch Pattern Tool_Linear_Sketch_Step_Repeat_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Linear Pattern.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Pattern, select the sketch entities to pattern sketch_copy.png.
  3. Set values for Direction 1 (X-axis).
    1. Click Reverse direction PM_reverse_direction.gif.
    2. Set Spacing PM_depth1.gif between sketch entities.
    3. Select Dimension X spacing to display a dimension between entities.
    4. Set Number PM_number of_instances_ln.gif of sketch entities.
    5. Select Display instance count to show the number of instances in the pattern.
    6. Set Angle dim_ang_01.png at which to pattern the sketch entities.
    Change the distance and angle of the pattern by dragging the selection point drag_sketch_pattern_instances.gif.
  4. Repeat for Direction 2 (Y-axis). You can also select Dimension angle between axes to display the dimension for the angle between the patterns.
    If you select a model edge to define Direction 1, then Direction 2 is activated. Otherwise you must manually select Direction 2 to activate it.
  5. Click PM_OK.gif.