Linear and circular assembly patterns


show more When you have a project that requires the assembly of mates, or more than one of the same component within the same assembly, crafting your project using patterning can aid you significantly. This online tutorial will illustrate proper methods to use when working with linear and circular assembly patterns in SOLIDWORKS. show less
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Linear and circular assembly patterns

We can use the patterning tools to save ourselves a lot of time for building an assembly of sub-assemblies or individual parts. And we're using the same part over and over and over again. Let's give you an example. This is the tray we're going to be putting the parts on. Here is a little sub-assembly that we actually created that we want to put into these individual holes. Now, if we weren't using a sub-assembly, what we'd have to do is we'd have to take each one of these individual parts here. Lay them out in these individual holes. Then grab the individual covers and the parts that are going to go inside, and again, assemble all those together.

That could take a lot of time. To give you an example of how we might do that is, I would open this file here. I would say File>Make Assembly from Part. Click OK. Once that part's open, I'm going to go ahead and choose that very first one. Click OK, and that's going to put that right at the origin for me. Now, I can click...

Linear and circular assembly patterns
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When you have a project that requires the assembly of mates, or more than one of the same component within the same assembly, crafting your project using patterning can aid you significantly. This online tutorial will illustrate proper methods to use when working with linear and circular assembly patterns in SOLIDWORKS.

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