If you have an array of holes that are in a part, and you want to place a part in one of the holes and pattern it for some of the holes only, and then place another part in one of the remaining empty holes and pattern that part for the rest of the holes, is there any way to do this? I would be okay with patterning the first part, and then deleting the parts in the pattern that I don't want, but SE doesn't seem to allow you to do this. In the past I have always had to make two separate patterns of holes and then use these as the basis for the two part patterns, I was just wondering if there is a short cut.
If I understand your question correctly, I am able to use a pattern in a part to first pattern a pin with a smaller head and suppress few instances as seen in image below.
Further, I am able to use the same pattern for another pin with a larger head and suppress few instances from the second pattern.
SE seems to allow using the same pattern in a part in an assembly to be used for patterning multiple parts and suppressing some of the instances as required.
Yes, I finally figured out that I had to drill down to the instance to supress a part. I was hoping that I would be able to actually delete those parts, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
If you use this method, beware of unwanted changes if the number of elements in the original pattern changes - you could end up with the wrong positions suppressed.