I know how to use circular and square patterns to copy a feature for example, a hole. But I am having problems using those tools when I am making a sketch.
When you want to replicate a feature, the pattern tool asks you what feature do you want to replicate. But when you are in the sketch environment and you want to replicate a line (that is not an entire feature), the pattern tool doesn’t ask you what is the shape that you want to copy.
How in the sketch environment do you tell the program what you want to make copies of?
within the sketch, in the Ordered mode (only I believe), you can create a sketch pattern. Circular or Rectangular. then when you leave the sketch you can use the regular pattern command to pattern a sketch element from the Sketch pattern you just created.
I would question and caution against creating too many elements within a sketch. Just old school modeling practices advise us against such. The sketch will take more PC horsepower to process than face sets that are created from the pattern command.
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