SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Variable Pattern Rocky Lighthouse

Variable Pattern Rocky Lighthouse: This model is intended to demonstrate the power of the Variable Pattern feature. A rocky landscape is created by patterning a Rock feature. By utilizing Variable Pattern, the dimensions within the Rock sketch are driven by a Design Table as each instance is created. The result is a constantly changing shape. A Spiral path guides the instances. After the rocky pattern is created, a ‘Deform’ feature is used to smooth out any roughness. An added benefit of using this technique is that the resulting shape can be molded. Another Variable Pattern controls the shapes of the Bricks in the Tower, creating randomness.

Download: Variable Pattern Rocky Lighthouse

Complexity: Moderate

Features: Variable Pattern, Deform, Offset Surface, Spiral, Dome, Cut with Surface, Planar Surface, Surface Trim, Revolved Boss/Base

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