Sketch Driven Component Pattern

You can pattern components using 2D or 3D sketches that contain sketch points, along with any construction geometry.

To create a sketch driven pattern of components:

  1. Click Linear Component Pattern > Sketch Driven Component Pattern (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Component Pattern > Sketch Driven.
  2. Under Selections, select a Reference Sketch to use as the pattern.

    If required, use the flyout FeatureManager design tree to select the reference sketch.

  3. Under Reference Point, select one of the following:
    • Bounding box center
    • Component origin
    • Selected point
  4. Click in Components to Pattern , then select the seed components.
  5. To restore instances, select the instance in Instances to Skip and press Delete.
  6. Optional: To block changes to the configuration of patterned instances for all configurations, select Synchronize configuration of patterned components to seed.
  7. Click .
    The new components appear under Mates 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.