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Sketch linear pattern: not possible to set #instances to a variable?

timo_schmidtimo_schmid Member Posts: 36 EDU
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to pattern a sketch entity multiple times, and have the number of times dependent of a variable.
However, Onshape does not accept a variable as an input value there. (In contrast, for the distance between patterns, it is no problem to select a variable)
Does anyone know why that is, or if it's still somehow possible to have the #instances as a variable?
Thank for your help,


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,306
    There's a full discussion here: https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/comment/30219
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • timo_schmidtimo_schmid Member Posts: 36 EDU
    Oh sorry, I didn't find this post. Thank you!
  • korikori Onshape Employees Posts: 25
    Currently we don't support using variables in sketch pattern count, but we do support variables in feature pattern instance count.  If you can adjust your design to use a feature pattern rather than a sketch pattern, you'll be able to use the variable.
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