Here is one I have often wondered - best practice in an assembly, is it better to pattern, or simply place the parts as required? Are there pros / cons? Performance?
I often need linear patterns of rebar with dozens of instances (and sometimes 200 or more). I think the pros and cons are obvious for that situation.
Patterning has shown to be better for performance.
A post about it here:
If I can pattern I will definitely do it. It saves space in the Feature Manager, no extra mates to deal with, all in all I find it is a time saver and the best way to deal with multiple instances of the same part.
I go to great lengths to pattern rather than place. It makes it much easier to manage the assembly, easier to catch mistakes, much easier to edit, and much easier for another user to comprehend.
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