either You use a "Pattern By Table" feature or a "Duplicate Feature" or as it looks like here, YOu also can model a piece of Your part only followed by a final mirror body to get the full one.
Hi, just an update on this. I understand how the table works but not the duplicate feature. i dont understand how that works. do i need to create a separate reference sketch with points where i want the holes?
can you create video to help me out please?
for Duplicate Features in an ordered part, the best IMHO is to create a sketch where You place a small block according to Your wanted positions and orientations.
And this block can be used for referenceing the duplicate positions.
I believe that there should be an example in the ST9 "What's New?" and/or in the help pages from the Duplicate Feature
no, a block is a 2D feature (from Autocad) and used in 2D draft for years (draft header blcok, etc.)
Since ST9 You can use a block in a part sketch too.
And a block IMHO is the easiset place holder for a Duplicate Feature function.
PS.: instead of using a reference block for placing the Duplicate Features You also can use coordinate systems.
But, then You have to click every single coordinate system wheer You want a copy -
rather than using the "Select All Matching References"
So IMHO the selection of the copy places takes more work and the creation of the CS also needs longer and is not as visible as a sketch