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Create Linear Component Pattern - SOLIDWORKS PowerPack

The Create Linear Component Pattern Generation Task will create a Linear Component Pattern of a Part or Sub-Assembly in an Assembly.

Properties

Property NameDescription
(Name)The unique name for this task.
Direction 1 QuantityPattern quantity for Direction 1
Direction 1 SpacingPattern spacing for Direction 1
First Face, Plane or AxisThe name of the first direction reference face, plane or axis
First Reference TypeThe type of the first reference (Plane, Axis, NamedFace). Direction is along an axis or normal to a face or plane.
Flip Direction 1True or False. True to reverse the direction, False to not. Default is False
Direction 2 QuantityPattern quantity for Direction 2
Direction 2 SpacingPattern spacing for Direction 2
Second Face, Plane or AxisThe name of the second direction reference face, plane or axis
Second Reference TypeThe type of the second reference (Plane, Axis, NamedFace). Direction is along an axis or normal to a face or plane.
Flip Direction 2True or False. True to reverse the direction, False to not. Default is False
Component To PatternThe name of the component instance to pattern for example Part-1@Assembly or Part-1 (pipe bar (|) delimit the component names if there is more than one).

Order Of Instance

The instance order in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager does not necessarily follow the order DriveWorks recognizes.

DriveWorks requires the Instance number to be taken from the order it is listed in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager. For example:

SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager displayDriveWorks Order Of Instance
Part<5>

Part<1>

Part<4>

Part<3>

Part-1

Part-2

Part-3

Part-4

If you are unsure of the instance ordering, the DriveWorks capture assistant will indicate the order through Captured Parameter Highlighting.

In the image below Flange <5> in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager is Instance 1 to DriveWorks.

Captured Parameter Highlighting indicates the instance parameter in the DriveWorks capture assistant, on the model AND in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager.

Instances to skipA pipe bar (|) delimited list of the instances ro skip for example 2|5|8

Example

When this task is added the properties are both static and dynamic by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Direction 1 Quantity55Pattern Quantity for Direction 1.
Direction 1 Spacing2020Pattern Spacing for Direction 1.
First Face, Plane or Axis"Right Plane"Right PlaneThe name of the first direction reference Face, Plane or Axis.
Named Faces

When using Named Faces as the Reference Type, please see How To: Name And Write Rules For A Face Or Plane In A SOLIDWORKS Part for information on how to create a Named Face and examples of how to build rules that reference them.

First Reference TypePlanePlaneThe Reference type selected from the dropdown menu (Plane, Axis or Named Face).
Flip DirectionFALSEFALSEWill not reverse the Direction.
Direction 2 Quantity33Pattern Quantity for Direction 2.
Direction 2 Spacing4040Pattern Spacing for Direction 2.
Second Face, Plane or Axis"RightPlane"Right PlaneThe name of the second direction reference Face, Plane or Axis.
Named Faces

When using Named Faces as the Reference Type, please see How To: Name And Write Rules For A Face Or Plane In A SOLIDWORKS Part for information on how to create a Named Face and examples of how to build rules that reference them.

Second Reference TypePlanePlaneThe Reference type selected from the drop down menu (Plane, Axis or Named Face).
Flip DirectionTRUETRUEWill reverse the Direction.
Component To Pattern{Model File Name Result}&"-"&{Component to pattern SOLIDWORKS Instance Number}"Block "&DWSpecificationId&"-1"The name of the component to pattern
Instances to skip2|5|82|5|8The Instances to skip separated by pipe bars "|"

Valid Direction Entity Selections

The valid model entities that can be used to create a Linear component pattern are:

  • Face
  • Plane
  • Reference Geometry Axis

Edges and Sketch entities are not supported by this task.

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