6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 28, 2017 1:18 PM by Seth Haddix

    Linear Pattern Zero Instances to Multiple Instances with Design Table

    Seth Haddix

      Hello all,

       

      How would you go about patterning a rectangle in a 2d sketch so that the number of instances can be controlled by a DT?

      Here's the trick:

       

      We want to pattern the rectangle up to n times in the Y direction but, but sometimes we want n to equal 1 so that no pattern is produced. N is a value controlled by a design table.

       

      Is there another way to control the number of rectangles patterened in the sketch with some variable (e.g. n) so that even when n = 1 Solidworks doesn't throw an error saying "Value must be between 2 and 3000)?

       

      I did explore using a "table driven pattern" and linking the table to an external excel file. I'm still working on that.

       

      Thanks for your time,

      Seth