Create a Circular Pattern in SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more Similar to the rectangular pattern tool, SOLIDWORKS offers a tool to create circular patterns, or patterns around an axis of rotation. This tool functions very much like the rectangular pattern tool but allows the patterns to be created in a circular fashion. Watch this helpful online training video to master creating a circular pattern in SOLIDWORKS. show less
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Creating a circular pattern

The circular pattern is much like the rectangular pattern. However, we need an axis of rotation versus a direction. We can choose features or bodies and the number of instances we want it to pattern, as well as the angle between the instances. To get started here, I've got a sketch laid out on this face here to cut a hole. So I'll start off by cutting that hole. And you can go up to Extrude Cut, and let's go ahead and say Extrude Cut Up to Next. So it's going to cut through that flange. Click OK. And there's my hole.

Now, I could have gone back to that sketch right here and I could have done a circular pattern by clicking on the dropdown arrow > Circular Pattern. And pattern that little hole all the way around here. But that would make a very complicated sketch. So I prefer not to do patterns in sketch mode, and I'd rather prefer to do it on the feature level. Now I have this cut I can come up here to directly under linear pattern if you click in the drop down is Circular Pat...

Creating a circular pattern
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Similar to the rectangular pattern tool, SOLIDWORKS offers a tool to create circular patterns, or patterns around an axis of rotation. This tool functions very much like the rectangular pattern tool but allows the patterns to be created in a circular fashion. Watch this helpful online training video to master creating a circular pattern in SOLIDWORKS.

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