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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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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Equal Spacing Option for Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry [VIDEO]

How often do you need to add a linear pattern to fill a length with a specific number of instances?  Or perhaps you need to fill a length with specific spacing, but you need it to automatically determine the number of instances that are required?…

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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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