What you don’t know about patterning

In 3D CAD by ateworks

Linear Pattern – Instance to Vary
When designing a product, we might need variations. If we were to do a linear pattern on this extrude boss, we can imagine the pattern that is being linear patterned on will have the same image throughout. What if we wants the same extrude cut but different in size?

Typical method will be creating multiple profile for the cut.

Alternatively we can use linear pattern to create the pattern and change the size of the cut.
You can find the feature under the linear pattern; it is called the instance to vary.
The steps to create this instance to vary will be quick and easy.
Step1: Select Linear pattern and choose the axis that you wish the pattern along the axis.

Step 2: Select the Features and Face, in this case which is the extrude cut in the part.

Step 3: Check the box “Instance to vary”.

Step 4: We will select the dimensions that we would like to vary. In this case will be the length and width of this cut

Step 5: We will need to change the increment of the length and width of this cut.

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