Rotate Instances in a SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linear Pattern

Article by Moe Younis updated September 13, 2017


Having the ability to rotate your linear pattern as its created is something that would have previously required two or more features. Now with SOLIDWORKS 2018 this can be done with just an extra click of the mouse.

SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern Rotate Instances

Rotate Instances

In the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linear Pattern PropertyManager we now have a new check box for “Rotate Instances”. Once selected we can rotate about a face, axis, or circular edge as we normally would for a circular pattern.

Rotate Instances options

Rotate Instances options

The SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern Rotate Instances option will save a ton of time, making you more productive.

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