Adding Fasteners to your assembly with a SolidWorks Feature Driven Pattern

Article by Rod Mackay updated June 28, 2010


If you don’t have access to SolidWorks Toolbox Smart Fasteners then there is an alternative method to quickly add fasteners to your assembly. To add fasteners first insert the required fastener part, then apply a SolidWorks feature driven pattern which utilizes a pattern feature of an existing part located in your assembly.

Watch the following demonstration video from SolidWorks to see an example:

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