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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Working with Patterns

image Inventor includes two tools to create patterns:

  • Circular Pattern tool
  • Rectangular Pattern tool

The Circular Pattern tool does just what you'd expect it to; it patterns a feature or set of features around an axis. The Rectangular Pattern tool also does what you'd expect, plus more. Using the Rectangular Pattern tool, you can create a pattern along any curve. If you select two perpendicular straight lines, edges, or axes, the result will be a rectangular pattern. However, if you select an entity that is not straight, the pattern will follow the curvature of the selected entity.

Rectangular Patterns

Rectangular patterns use ...

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