How to use patterns feature in SolidWorks?

Pattern repeats the selected features in an array based on a seed feature in SolidWorks. You can create a linear pattern, a circular pattern, a curve driven pattern, a fill pattern, or use sketch points or table coordinates to create the pattern in SolidWorks.

 
Create a sketch and extrude it to get a similar solid.
 
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Edit a face with the sketch that needs to be patterned,
 
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Go to features-> Extrude Cut and cut a part of the box to make a feature which will be patterned.

 

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Example

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Next go to features-> linear pattern
 
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This is the linear pattern tool,
 
There are two direction to pattern a face/feature.
 
The X-axis and the Y-axis.

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Enter the values to direction 1. This will create a 1-D pattern along the X-axis.
 
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1-D pattern along the X-axis.
 
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Now enter the values to direction 2. This will complete the linear pattern along y-axis.
 
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Linear pattern of selected faces and features is complete.
 
Application:  used while designing breadboards. Or whenever the number of similar features required is more than 2, linear pattern feature is used.
 
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Contact us for more information and help on using pattern feature in SolidWorks at support@nccs.com.au or call 03 86770871