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Create and Edit Component Patterns in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review Mode

SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Pattern

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create assembly component patterns in the Large Design Review Mode. The patterns that can be created include linear and circular component pattern. Also, other component patterns including pattern driven pattern and sketch driven pattern can be edited in the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Assembly Pattern Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Linear Pattern

Some useful pattern features in Parts are now available in Assemblies with SOLIDWORKS 2019.  This provides greater control when positioning your components while still using patterns to save on rebuild time. Linear Pattern – Up to Reference Assembly linear patterns can take advantage of the…

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Why is my SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pattern Under Defined?

In general, it’s good practice to create a Feature Pattern rather than creating all of the geometry in a single sketch with a Sketch Pattern.  Sketch Patterns are usually slower to rebuild than Feature Patterns and you also have less options available. However if you…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Bidirectional Circular Pattern

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to use bidirectional circular patterns! A top 10 user requested enhancement, you can now create circular patterns in both directions. Circular pattern end condition and spacing can be the same or different in both directions. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources Access our…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Bidirectional Circular Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Bidirectional Circular Pattern

SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduces bidirectional circular patterns, both symmetric and asymmetric. Asymmetric patterns can have angle, number of instances and spacing set differently for each direction.  Instances to skip are added in the same selection pane for both direction. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources Access our resources page to get everything you…

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Pattern of a Pattern [VIDEO]

So the little lady and I went to see an on-stage production of The Wizard of Oz this past week at the Ed Mirvish theatre in Toronto, and I saw a windmill in the opening scene and my thoughts immediately went to the patterning feature of SolidWorks. You see, the fins on the windmill were in 8 groups of 6 fins, and I kept thinking about how I could do this. I could use a circular pattern and skip every 7th fin. I could also make a pattern of 6 fins, then pattern the pattern 8 times. There were so many different possibilities of how to pattern these fins! Then I started to think about how to mount this to a spindle, so I put…

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