I'm using ST8, and I would like to pattern some nuts and bolts in assembly. I drew the pattern on the part which containes the holes, but I cannot select it. First I selected the parts I want to pattern then Solid Edge asks me to select the part which contains the pattern. After selecting the metal sheet ST8 says click on the pattern, but I cannot select it. I know I can draw a new pattern in the assembly, but I would rather use this method.
Thank you for your help
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When you go to 'select the part that contains the pattern' , instead of selecting that part, hover over it and wait for the quick pick menu, then right click and select the sketch, not the part.
Of course, here you go.
So the wheel_plate contains a sketch with a pattern. I would like to copy the bolt, the washer and the nut along that sketch. I do not want to draw a new pattern in the assembly since I was not able to find a way to constrain the lines to a part or a feature like edges or holes.
I'm using ST8 with academic license.
Are the holes in the part patterned? If so, why is the pattern sketch showing?
No, the holes are not patterned. I simply cut out 4 circles. After that I made a new sketch with a pattern and in the assembly I made it visible by right clicking on the part and selecting show/hide component...
Hi there @keronflex,
OK, so because you used cutout to make these "bolt holes" in one go, is the main problem here.
As I see it, there are a few of options available to you....all of which require editing the part model.
Then when in assembly, the patterning of fasteners will find and populate all of the holes as expected- as hole command has this kind of intelligence built in.
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besides the fact that I in principal would use a hole feature to create those 4 holes - You have a single dimension (or parameter for all of them, You can add the chamfers dirctly without the need for an extra feature (or two) and You also have the pattern intgrated qith no need for creating another extra feature which never ever will be associative to Your coutout (what if You will need more than 4 holes, ans what if, it will not be at a regular base, etc.) - You can use Your sketch for pattern the parts in the assembly.
Just use this sketch - nothing more
Bute I would recommend to change it to holes anyway!