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Curve Driven Pattern

In response to the blogs about Circular Patterns, Michael Jolley left a comment about an alternative to the Circular Pattern. He uses the Curve Driven Pattern, which does not require the temporary axes. All you have to do with the Curve Driven Pattern is pick the edge of the circle. In the Curve Driven Pattern PropertyManager, pick the Offset curve method and Equal spacing.

Although this is easier because a temporary axis is not required, this may not always be the best method. For example, if you are not doing a complete bolt hole circle, you usually measure the angle between the holes, not the distance. In a Curve Driven Pattern, without equal spacing, the Spacing is measured as the arc length. Whereas the Spacing in a Circular Pattern is measured in angular degrees, which is what we usually know.

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