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Cannot get linearPattern to work??

bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader, csevp Posts: 109 PRO
I cannot get this to work for PatternType.FACE or PatternType.FEATURE. It works for PatternType.PART. It be something with how I pass my 'id +cbore1'. It does work if I allow the user to choose a instanceFunction and they choose another cbore outside of the featurescript. I have not tried to pass faces this way.

doc: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/649c5e76e2529519607ea91a/w/519e26b278912c150b334c95/e/b281c3657905275369e36d87

Here is code:

         linearPattern(context, id + "linearPattern1", {
                     "patternType" : PatternType.FACE,
                     "faces" : qCreatedBy(id + "cbore1", EntityType.FACE),
                     "directionOne" : qCreatedBy(newId() + "Right", EntityType.FACE),
                     "distance" : .5 * inch,
                     "instanceCount" : 3

         linearPattern(context, id + "linearPattern1", {
                     "patternType" : PatternType.FEATURE,
                     "instanceFunction" : [id + "cbore1"],
                     "directionOne" : qCreatedBy(newId() + "Right", EntityType.FACE),
                     "distance" : 1.0 * inch,
                     "instanceCount" : 2

Any suggestions?


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    ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 1,176
    Inside a custom feature, you generally don't want to do a feature pattern -- a for loop is simpler and faster.
    As for face pattern, do:
    debug(context, qCreatedBy(id + "cbore1", EntityType.FACE))
    to see what your query is actually evaluating to.  I suspect the issue is there.
    When sharing for forum help, ideally, you'd make your document public and make a version -- otherwise we can't see the feature definitions and we can only see the doc with changes you've made since posting.
    Ilya Baran \ VP, Architecture and FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
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    bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader, csevp Posts: 109 PRO
    FYI: Here is the best I can get them to evaluate out (from a different doc). featureList throws an Typecheck error. The linearPattern works with definition.instantFunction. This, however, is from another feature.

    I am going to give up on this route and try a for loop. 


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