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Pattern and rotate parts

Question asked by Allan Smithee on Feb 28, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2018 by Allan Smithee

This is a fairly straightforward problem but it's been bugging me. Seems like it should be simple.


I have an assembly involving some 80/20 extruded aluminum parts to form a frame. I place one of the aluminum T-slot bars on the baseplate then use a linear pattern to propagate it to the four corners. I would then like to place corner connectors on top of each of the T-slot bars. If I use the Pattern Driven Component Pattern feature then SW will place the corner connectors, but there's no way to then rotate them so that each instance is oriented correctly.


I've attached three screenshots (named in sequence) so you can see what I mean. In the "Pattern3" image the corner connector is facing outwards instead of towards the inside of the construct


How do I reorient parts after patterning? Alternatively, can I do a linear pattern and rotate the T-slot bars (which are bisymmetric) 90 degrees each time so that the rotation will carry through to the corner parts? Is there another way I can do this quickly?


Obviously with 4 parts I can easily just place each component but it would be nice to be able to pattern them.