Pattern Enhancements in SolidWorks 2016

Creating and editing pattern feature is now even easier in solidworks 2016.

 

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When constructing a linear pattern you can specify more inputs to define the direction.

 

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You can now provide more directions by referring to faces.

 

Cylindrical faces and other curved faces can now also be used as a reference of direction, which is a great time saver while applying pattern to a part with no straight edges.

 

Like this hand grip:

 

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