SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Variable Pattern #SW2015

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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the addition of a new pattern type, the "Variable Pattern". Previously we could Vary Instances by an increment. Now we can set and vary each instance independently to create even more flexible patterns! Above is the new Variable Pattern Feature Icon along with an example in SOLIDWORKS 2015. Above is a preview of the Variable Pattern Property Manager in 2015. Users can select dimensions from the patterned feature to add to the "Pattern Table". Each […]

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Variable Pattern Instances in SOLIDWORKS 2013

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The pattern command in SolidWorks is quite helpful for making quick work of taking a feature, face or body and copying it around in order to create a patterned set of instances. But what if you want to vary the spacing of the instances or the size of the feature being copied? The image below shows the oval-shaped cut on the left side of this muffler guard being patterned down the left side of the guard. Not only is the size changing […]

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