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Pattern feature in sketcher


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Not to make this a rant but patterns in Pro/E are in my opinion the weakest feature compared to any other CAD system I've used.

Surely, it couldn't be that difficult to add a pattern feature to sketcher. That would overcome a lot of the problems caused by how patterns must be specially defined and grouped in order to make a pattern of a pattern.


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Try SolidWorks, they're even worse.

PTC in their infinite wisdom got rid of make-datums in Misfire which greatly made pattern creation more robust.


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I think the reason you can't pattern a sketch in sketcher mode is the regeneration time and complexity of the sketch


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Even then pattern in sketch would be a good potion and it will help a lot in small patterns and a extra feature is reduced since it is done in sketcher itself


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This approach is not exactly patterning, but it works. Highlight your sketched geometry you wish to pattern (copy), choose Edit/Copy. Move and rotate the copy to it's new position.


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