It would be helpful if there was more consistency between the five different types of Patterning function.
Sketches and Parts have two separate functions, Assemblies have a combined Pattern function. Why not have a combined Pattern function in all environments?
Feature Patterning within a Part includes options of distance between each item of equi-spaced over a distance. Why can’t this option be included in all Patterning functions in all environments?
Autocad’s Array command includes the option to rotate selected items in a Circular Array. We need this option in all environments for Circular Pattern. We also need it for Linear Pattern, this might sound bonkers, but you can use a Linear Pattern to pattern around a helix, in which case the pattern needs to be aligned with the centre of the helix or at least aligned to it.
When using the Linear Pattern function in structural steel work to insert stair treads we need to set the “rising” and “going”. So whilst the stairs are going up/down at an angle the stair treads are set at distances relative to the horizontal and vertical. You could do this via a block of Patterned components and then Suppress every that isn’t on the diagonal, but this would require a lot of suppressing and make for a very large assembly file.