SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern

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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How to create an Equally Spaced SOLIDWORKS Pattern

If you’ve wanted to create an Equally Spaced SOLIDWORKS Pattern over a set distance, you may have noticed that there is no option for this in the Linear Pattern tool.  You need to calculate the distance between each instance so the last one ends up in…

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