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Better way to linear pattern(Table driven pattern) by row/column number?

Question asked by Wei Zhang on May 3, 2017
Latest reply on May 9, 2017 by Wei Zhang

Hi everyone:


I am creating a model part. I need to pattern feature or face within 64 X 64 square instance. Normally I will pattern and click the instance to skip. This is no problem if there is less instance to skip.


However, I want to pattern 400 hundreds of random instance within this 64 X 64 (4096) square matrix. There are few model parts need to do this kind of pattern. All these instance spacing equally(1mm). I already have a Excel table to show with the Row number and Column number.


Here is my way to do:

I can convert all these vertical A, B, C, D... to 1, 2, 3, 4... And make 2 column on Excel table for X and Y. After that I can Use the "Table Driven Pattern" to import this table to patterning. Please see attach picture.


I didn't covert yet and I guess it is possible. But it seems cost a lot of time. Is there any better way to do it?