Why is it not possible to pattern in both directions at once? it make sense to me and my and other users in the office here.
Example i want to pattern a point in both direction at once.
Do you mean you want to pattern in opposite directions without choosing a second edge, plane, etc?
But if you want four directions (e.g. up - down, right - left) then you can't.
SWX certainly CAN pattern in two directions in the same feature.
I agree it would be nice, but in a recent scenario I discovered it was the wrong choice.
I was patterning both sides using the workaround others have given, but then I discovered I needed an even total number and wanted to stay centered.
It was not pretty
So you are saying be careful what you wish for?
If you're looking for an X-Y pattern, then be sure to uncheck Pattern seed only:
Otherwise, you'll get this:
What i would like to do is a linear pattern of a point in two directions from a fixed location. the way i have done the image attached is to pattern five points and align the middle point to the origin.
below are two ways to achieve what i want but it would be easier if i could achieve this within the linear pattern
Thank for the help so far
I (and probably everyone else who answered) assumed you were trying to pattern a feature, body, or component. I never use sketch patterns, for a variety of reasons, so I'm afraid I can't help.
How about segments ?
Notice the mid point relation
dimension however you choose
Thanks Rob, this was a feature that i was not aware of.
It's a very nice feature, but not one I use very often because I generally want a fully parametric pattern.
It is possible to edit the segments, but the only way I am aware of is to right click one of the relation icons manually.
An equation is probably the best way. This works for feature patterns too
This is what I for my locating sketch/initial hw point. Then, I drive pattern off of the 2 global variables. That way it doesn't matter if you use even or odd number of holes.
Pattern then mirror would give you what you want?
Using the same direction and reversing also gives you what you want?
Sketch patterns sucque! Life with SWX is a lot better by patterning the features instead.
the problem to do this with "linear pattern" (direction1 + direction2)
you have two differents step-distance to change
or have to use equation to link them.
(but i prefer never use of equations, i always prefer only smart sketching with relation-calculation within the sketch)
The Merovingien wrote: the problem to do this with "linear pattern" (direction1 + direction2)you have two differents step-distance to changeor have to use equation to link them. (but i prefer never use of equations, i always prefer only smart sketching with relation-calculation within the sketch)
The Merovingien wrote:
I generally avoid equations also, preferring to use construction lines and relations instead, but though I don't use them often I've found global variables work pretty well. They could be used to link the variables in the linear pattern.
Disregarding that what you want already seems to exist in the software, here isn't the place to ask for software features anyway; you need to go through the Enhancement Requests portion of the Customer Portal and/or through your VAR (reseller).
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