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Pattern driven pattern for part designed in context of another part in an assembly?

Question asked by Ben Gilbert on May 4, 2017
Latest reply on May 4, 2017 by John Stoltzfus

I am modeling one part based on another part within an assembly. I have created several in context relations for sizes and other features. The original part has a pattern of tapped holes in it. I want to make a pattern driven pattern in the new part to make a pattern of clearance holes to match the tapped holes.


I know that this can be done using assembly features. However, my intent is not for this operation to exist at the assembly level, but at the individual part level.


I also know that clearance holes can be created to match the location of each tapped hole using the current number of holes. However, I want the clearance hole pattern to change if the number of tapped mounting holes changes.


Furthermore, components can be added using a pattern driven pattern, so I do not understand why this functionality is not possible for features in in-context parts.


Can anyone help?