Weekly Productivity Enhancer: Increasing Performance in SolidWorks Patterns

Mirror Components in Assemblies SolidWorks 2014

We here at SolidBox value productivity above all in our applications and of course, our hardware. Each week, we’ll be giving you a tip to help you enhance your productivity with SolidWorks specifically. Sorry, we can’t help you with the hours you spend on Youtube each week watching cat videos, but hopefully you can learn something to make your SolidWorks experience easier.

Designing a part with several pattern features isn’t out of the ordinary. However, depending on how each pattern feature is created or merged with other features may slow down your edit and rebuild time significantly. This article breaks down the best ways to ensure that your model with multiple pattern features doesn’t sap valuable time when you edit or rebuild the model.