As far as I am aware, this is still a limitation of the mirror part functionality. It's even worse than you thought because even importing absorbed sketches into the mirror part (so you could use a sketch driven pattern instead) doesn't include the absorbed sketches of hole wizard features. Alas.
Hi Guys, I often mirror sheet metal parts, and also often use 'pattern driven component pattern' using components like nuts and bolts. Using pattern driven component pattern on the parent part is no problem, but it won't let me use the same feature inside the mirrored part, even if I select 'use hole wizard data'. Is there some way to use the holes like the parent part?
I normally add DrivedHolePattern to the mirror feature too. it works for me.
BOM shows all the instances too.
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Let me see if this helps.
I too had a pattern of screws and tooth lock washers of which I had to mirror to the other spindle of a "buffer".
(Making sheet metal attachments).
I took a distance, halved it, created a plane, offset that "half distance (reversed o-set), and planned on using it as my mirror.
SW wouldn't let me see both the pattern and the plane - to select as my mirror. Hmm.
So I reversed their Order in the tree. Nope.
Then I just Clicked on both items in the tree ("Circular Pattern" And "Plane 1").
The usual pattern/mirror controller came up already filled in correctly and all I had to do was hit "Enter"
Could you post the/an example?