Linear Component Pattern

You can create a linear pattern of components in an assembly in one or two directions. You can use linear patterns to rotate pattern instances along a pattern direction.

To create a linear pattern of components:

  1. Click Linear Component Pattern (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Component Pattern > Linear Pattern.
  2. In the PropertyManager, specify options under Direction 1:
      Pattern Direction Defines the direction to extend the pattern. Select a linear edge or a linear dimension.
    Reverse Direction Reverses the side on which the pattern propagates from the seed component.
      Spacing and instances Independently specifies the spacing and the number of instances.


    Defines the spacing between pattern instances.

    Number of Instances

    Defines the number of pattern instances. This number includes the original features or selections.

  3. Repeat for Direction 2 for a bidirectional pattern.
    Select Pattern seed only to pattern only the seed component in the second direction. When cleared, the seed component plus all of the instances generated by Direction 1 are patterned in the second direction.
  4. Click in Components to Pattern , then select the seed components.
  5. Click .
    The new components appear under LocalLPattern in the FeatureManager design tree.

    By default, all instances use the same configuration as the seed components. To change the configuration, edit the component properties of an instance.