Designing the pattern component is very similar to sketching the conceptual design mass. You use the same modeling tools that are used to design forms, though with the following limitations:
- There is only one floor plan (level) view, which is defined by the pattern tile grid.
- There are no elevation views.
- There are no default vertical reference planes, though reference planes can be defined by geometry.
Lines, Curves, and Splines
Draw reference points, lines, and closed loop geometry to design and modify a pattern component. While the template reference points will not move horizontally, the template reference lines can have driving points added to them to alter their geometry.
Extrusions and Forms
Using sketched lines and geometry, create extrusions, forms and voids to give the component dimension.