SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Zero Thickness Geometry Rebuild Error

Oh no, a rebuild error has appeared reporting: “Unable to create this feature because it would result in zero-thickness geometry”. Has this ever happened to you when trying to insert a SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard hole? This most often happens when trying to place a hole…

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Modify Instances in Assembly Patterns in SOLIDWORKS 2020

The pattern function helps save time when it comes to inserting repeated parts, such as support beams for a temporary tent. But it can be a bit annoying when you need to modify one of those instances to make room for a custom door a…

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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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Perfectly Symmetric SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern!

Symmetric SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern

Ever wanted to create that perfect symmetric SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern which: Is symmetric about the midplane of the part Is driven by number of instances, regardless of spacing.  Let SOLIDWORKS do the math! Does not require sketch edits when changing between odd and even number…

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Rotate Instances in a SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linear Pattern

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. In the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linear Pattern PropertyManager…

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Improve your SOLIDWORKS Weldments with Configurations!

Using a combination of SOLIDWORKS Weldments and part configurations, you can easily generate and update cutlists for various frame sizes. In this case we’ll look at an example using a basic wooden pallet. In the picture on the left, the base for a wooden pallet…

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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 has increased Feature Pattern performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Feature Pattern Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance! Linear pattern feature performance is improved for SOLIDWORKS 2017, especially when the number of instances is large. In SOLIDWORKS 2016 and prior releases the Pattern Feature takes in some cases over 30% longer to rebuild. This performance boost…

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