Peter Hertsbacka

3D circular sketch pattern?

Discussion created by Peter Hertsbacka on Nov 22, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 22, 2019 by Glenn Schroeder

Hi all,


I'm learning 3D modelling with Solidworks and my task is to create parts and assemble a classic desk lamp. Everything is going great until the final part, where I'm creating the actual lamp-shade looking like this:

I would of course like to use the same reference sketch for all six ventilation holes, which I assumed could be done using the circular sketch pattern. I'm however not able to accomplish this, since the circular sketch pattern only seems to work as long as I'm choosing a rotation point in the same plane. In my case I would like to rotate around the axis creating some kind of a "3D sketch"? I would appreciate if someone could give some help.