SOLIDWORKS Fill Pattern
SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to window select instances to skip in patterns! Have you ever had a component with a large pattern? A pattern you had to painfully remove a great number of instances from? Now with SOLIDWORKS 2017 this is a painless process!…
Ever need to create a honeycomb pattern of a feature? Here is a technique using the Fill Pattern command. If you only need the pattern in a specific area, use the Split Line command (Insert > Curve > Split Line) to create a smaller face for the fill selection.
The Fill Pattern Feature is an excellent, yet little known patterning tool in SolidWorks. In this video, I explain how fill patterns can be used to quickly create complex types of patterns. The fill pattern feature can even create its own hole features! SolidWorks will automatically pattern a feature and space it fit within a bounding area, usually a face. The feature can also be used to quickly create perforated pattern types.