SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern

Shrink your SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree using the Variable Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern

The Variable Pattern can be considered the most powerful “macro-feature” in SOLIDWORKS. It can help to reduce the FeatureManager Design Tree of complex parts by a factor of 10 or more; it is the only pattern feature that accepts as input: 2D Sketches, 3D Sketches, Planes,…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch vs Table vs Variable Patterns

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Patterns

There are several methods to pattern a profile in “random” locations.  The advantage is that an update to the original seed feature will update all the instances.  In this blog post I’ll show an example of a pattern that could use Sketch Driven, Table Driven…

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