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Circular Pattern Underdefined?

Question asked by Paul McGarr on Feb 20, 2008
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2014 by Bill Rayner
I am very new to Solidworks, so this might seem like a silly question, but this is what's happening.

I have a fully defined sketch consisting of simply a circle. I plan to use the circular pattern to rotate that hole around the origin of my part creating a circular pattern of six equal spacings. When I create that pattern, the five new circles are underdefined.

Shouldn't the fact that the source circle was fully defined be enough to satisfy the resultant circles? If not, what do I need to dimension to satisfy Solidworks?

I can pattern the feature instead of the sketch, but that doesn't feel right to me. I'd like to make use of the sketch when I can. It seems more straight forward to me.

Thanks in advance,