2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2013 3:31 PM by Tyler Greer

    Modify instances in an existing linear pattern

    Tyler Greer

      I cannot figure out how to do this:

       

      Here is an example:

       

      I have some existing linear patterns of some holes in a pipe.

       

      I want to be able to vary the distance of certain "instances" of these holes.

       

      I know I can do this in the feature manager, but I need to be able to do this using the API.

       

      I found this excellent Solidworks article on how to "Create a linear pattern" from scratch and assign different spacing to specific instances.

       

      http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/api/sldworksapi/Create_Linear_Pattern_Example_VB.htm

       

      The problem is that I am using complex parts with several linear patterns already created that have feature driven patterns relying on them.

       

      I do not want to have to create these linear patterns and feature-driven patterns from scratch when I already have them created and set up.

       

      I just cannot figure out how to "Modify the spacing" or "Skip instances" for these existing linear patterns using the API.

       

      Solidworks picture I sent to message board question I asked about how to skip instances and change spacing in linear patterns.png

       

      Any help would be greatly appreciated

       

      Thanks