Relatively new user to Inventor here with a question that may have a simple answer.
Is it possible to take a feature created by a pattern and reuse it to create another pattern? I have a circular part on which I have created a linear pattern (using the rectangular pattern feature) of holes, 6 in total listed as 3 ccurrences. if we number the holes 1-6, I would like to make a circular pattern based off holes 2 and 5. I have been unable to figure out how to select the individual "occurrence" related to the hole once in the pattern feature. If I create the circular pattern first and then the linear and try to suppress the others it supresses both holes in the occurrence. Perhaps this is not the best way to do it at all.
Before anyone asks, after talking to my boss he wishes that I do not post a model of the part online.
Thanks for any help,
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Can you attach the file here?
I cannot post the exact file but I have created a sample file to work off of. I was incorrect in my first post, the rectangular pattern created 6 occurrences not three. Here is the sample file
You can do the pattern with one "curve driven pattern" and suppress the unneeded instances.
Curve driven pattern is done with the Rectangular Pattern tool.
Tip #54 Pg 17
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