Linear Pattern in Siemens NX(Illustrated Expression)

In this content of Mechanicalland, we will show you how to do Linear Pattern in Siemens NX. It is a very important process to do and also very easy to do. Furthermore, the linear pattern in Siemens NX® is one patterning tool around other pattern tools. Also, you can find other patterns tools’ expressions of Siemens NX® in Mechanicalland. Click on the link and learn all of them!

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How to Make Linear Pattern in Siemens NX?

Firstly, to make a linear pattern in Siemens NX, click on the Pattern Feature command in the Siemens NX® ribbon bar as shown by the red arrow above.

After that, entering the Pattern Feature command, select the feature that you want to pattern linearly as shown by the red arrow above.

Thirdly, select the Linear method to make linear patterns as shown in the red box above.

You need to select a direction vector such as an axis, or an edge of a feature as shown by the red arrow above. Also, you can change its direction by clicking on the little button shown by the little red box above.

Spacing Methods for Linear Pattern in Siemens NX

Select a spacing method as shown in a red box above for Linear Pattern;

Count And Pitch: You enter the value of features and spacing value between these pattern features if you select this.

Count And Span: You enter the value of features and length value that you want to fill with pattern features.

Pitch And Span: You enter the value of spacing between patterned features and the length value that you want to fill with pattern features.

List: Also you can obtain various spacings by defining spacing values as a list. For example, we defined Spacing 2 and Spacing 1 that created the linear spacing as above in Siemens NX®Linear Pattern command.

And if you select the symmetrical option as shown by the green arrow, the result will be like the above in Linear Pattern in Siemens NX.

Also, we can Use Direction 2 and do the same adjustments as Direction 1. For example, we selected Direction 2 as the green arrow above and you can see the result of the Linear Pattern.

In addition, you can select individual instances from the section above as shown by the green arrow, then you can right-click on them to delete, suppress, etc. in Siemens NX®.

Result of the Linear Pattern Command in Siemens NX

If you complete your Linear Pattern options in Siemens NX®, click on OK or Apply.

Furthermore, the capabilities of Pattern command in Siemens NX® are very extensive. You can create other shapes of pattern features and shapes to obtain original models. To see all the capabilities of Siemens NX® pattern command, check the articles below;


In conclusion, the result of Linear Pattern in Siemens NX® is as above. So making linear patterns in Siemens NX with the Pattern Feature command is very easy as you see.

Also, you can find the expressions of other patterning methods in the Pattern Feature command of Siemens NX® in Mechanicalland.

Do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about the Siemens NX® Linear Pattern command! Your precious feedbacks are very important to us!

NOTE: All the screenshots and images are used for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of Siemens NX®, Inc.


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