Dialog: Function-Block: Pattern

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Dialog: Function-Block: Pattern

Pattern FB

See Add Pattern


A Pattern FB makes an array of one or more Solids.

A Pattern is similar to a circular or linear array as found in your CAD.

However, the Pattern FB must anticipate the motion of each Solid in the array at each instant in a machine-cycle relative to the other Parts in the model.

You can also use the Pattern FB to switch the Visibility (Show/Hide) of Solids at different phases of the Machine Cycle.


Use Visibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism to see the Solids and the Pattern that is generated by the Pattern FB.


Open Pattern FB dialog-box

See also: Add Pattern

Icon-FB-Pattern

Open the Pattern FB:

1.Click the Pattern FB in the Assembly-Tree.

The Pattern FB is now in the Selection-Window

2.Right-click the Pattern FB element in the Selection-Window

3.Click Edit element in the contextual-menu

- or -

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box.

The Pattern Elements dialog-box is now open.


Pattern dialog-box

Dialog-Pattern

There are two tabs in the Pattern dialog-box:

Pattern Elements

Phase Visibilities


btn_delkeywordPattern Elements tab
btn_delkeywordPhase Visibilities tab