Saving and Loading Table Driven Patterns

With multibody parts, you can save and load different table driven patterns for each of the different bodies in the document.

Saving a Table Driven Pattern

To save a table-driven pattern instance:

  1. Create a part with a seed feature and create a table pattern.
  2. Click Save in the Table Driven Pattern dialog box. (If you use an existing set of X-Y coordinates which you modified, use Save As to rename the new pattern).
  3. Browse to the folder where you want to save the table pattern, and enter a name. The .sldptab extension is added automatically.
  4. Click Save to save the table pattern (.sldptab), and click OK in the Table Driven Pattern dialog box to complete the part.

Loading a Table Driven Pattern

To load a table-driven pattern instance:

  1. With a part open, click Table Driven Pattern (Features toolbar) or Insert > Pattern/Mirror > Table Driven Pattern.
  2. Click Browse to locate the .sldptab file, then click Open.
    The file name appears in Read a file from, along with the X-Y coordinates.
  3. Select the appropriate Reference point and Coordinate system.
  4. Select the following in the graphics area:
    • Bodies for Bodies to Copy
    • Features for Features to Copy
    • Faces for Faces to Copy
    You can select a combination of bodies, features, and faces provided the pattern is geometrically permitted.
  5. Click OK.