Overlapping patterns with filets.

When creating a circular patterns in SolidWorks there is a limitation that the resulting pattern of extrusions and filets cannot overlap on to itself.

Circulat pattern 1

However there is a trick we can use to get around this. Instead of patterning the feature we can pattern the body.

Circulat pattern 5

This will give us a set of individual solid bodies that can overlap. Then the combine command can be used to turn that set into a single solid model.

Circulat pattern 4


Jordan Nardick, CSWE
Technical Analyst
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.


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