Pattern of Pattern

This task shows you how to create a pattern of pattern.
Patterns are often used for mounting purpose.
This feature is available for both the board and the manufacturing panel.
aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) Open the InteractiveBoard.CATPart document.
  1. Select the Rectangular Pattern icon to create the pattern.

  2. Select the Pattern.BOARD either in the specification tree or in the geometry.
    The Rectangular Pattern Definition dialog box opens.

    Enter the following values for the first direction:

    • Instances: 3
    • Spacing: 40mm
    • Reference Direction: select the bottom edge (Edge.3)
  3. Click OK to validate.
    The pattern is added to the specification tree and the result looks like this:

  4. Export this document to an IDF file (InteractiveBoard.idf) to be used later.

Note that the properties of the original pattern are extended to the pattern of pattern.
ainfo.gif (980 bytes) For more information about patterns, refer to CATIA - Part Design.