Chapter 15Patterning and Mirroring Components

In SolidWorks assemblies, the word component can refer to either parts or subassemblies. Component patterns can be patterns of parts, subassemblies, or combinations of parts and subassemblies.

Component Patterns

Component patterns come in several varieties, as shown in Figure 15.1. Of these, only the Linear and Circular patterns do not require references outside of the assembly, which is to say that most component patterns are going to require some sort of external (in-context) reference. These references can be sketches or pattern ...

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