Features like Pattern are the greatest time saver when you need to create arrays of features or geometries. To use Patterns, we need to specify the edge, sketch line, axis or a linear dimension to define the direction.
Now in SOLIDWORKS 2016, it gets even easier because you can also use planar faces, reference planes, cylindrical faces, and more as your direction input. Now I am able to use more dynamic ways to create more dynamic designs, in shorter time!
Senior Data Management Engineer | CSWP-D