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Patterns and
Family Tables Together

In this tip we combine two powerful modeling techniques that are often thought of as separate; Patterns and Family Tables.

Family tables are typically applied to parts and/or sub-assemblies where the ”Same as except” rule applies. Though with patterns of features, the instances may vary greatly, with patterns of components the instances must be identical.

So, what if you need a pattern of components where each component varies with respect to their assembly?

You can combine the power of Patterns and Family Tables, maintaining the parametric relationships between individual components and with respect to the assemble in which they live.


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