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Jan 5, 2016

This course is an introduction to symmetric sketches and patterns. There are several different ways to obtain symmetry in your sketch, so we will look at those techniques. Patterns can make updating your model easier and you can even leverage them at the assembly level.

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About the author

Tony Riggs is an Elite Applications Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. He received a BSME from the University of Tulsa and has been using SOLIDWORKS for over 18 years.

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Hi everyone, my name is Tony Riggs, and welcome to my course on SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Symmetry and Basic Patterns. I'm an elite applications engineer at GoEngineer, a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sales and supports SOLIDWORKS in South Central and Western United States.

Identifying and using symmetry in patterns in the 3D models that we create can really increase and improve the level of design intent that our models have. Using these tools can speed up creating and editing time for our parts. In this course, we're going to look at leveraging the power of symmetry and patterns in our models.

Some of the major topics that we'll cover include several ways to make symmetry at the sketch level and feature level, as well as linear patterns, circular patterns, sketch-driven patterns, and even mirroring. By the end of this course, you should be able to spot symmetry and patterns in the parts that you're working on and pick the best type of pattern that fits your needs.

Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with general sketching and part modeling. From here, you should be comfortable diving into more complicated SOLIDWORKS courses, so I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Symmetry and Patterns course at Pluralsight.