I work in a field where a lot of features are represented by various symbols and patterns, and i have found that the best way to handle this is to simply draw most of these things as sketches. Up until recently i drew most things directly onto the veiws in the drawing, but it was hard to manage since these sketeches can get quite big with a lot of relations and dimensions. Instead i started drawing them as sketches in the 3d model and used the convert entities feature to place them in the right layers.
This works much better exept when it comes to patterns. The models i make are highly parametric and the pattern in the drawing doesn't change when i control the number of pattern instances.
Is there a work around for this issue?
Im not afraid of working with the API if that is necessary.