# Chess Board Using Pattern Command in Solidworks Assembly

hi, I am Ravi. Today we are going to learn
how to design a chessboard using pattern and assembly. so let’s start desiging. select
top plane, click on sketch, draw a rectangle of any dimension, then give length & breadth
an equal relation. now change the dimension of any of these to 4 inches. SInce we have
given them an equal relationship, so each side of the rectangle becomes 4 inches. Now
extrude it to one inches. Here our tile is ready. Now I will paint it, first as black
and then go to save as & save it as black. I have already saved it so I won’t do it again.
Now, change the colour to white and again go to save as and save it as White. Now, our
black & white tiles are ready. Now, click on new, select assembly and Ok.
In part assembly to insert, browse black & white tiles. Place them. Now since we need to assemble
them side-by-side as in a chess board, we would be needing three surfaces to be mate,
so go to assembly, click on mate and select, first of all select the upper surfaces, click
on OK. side surfaces and then the middle surfaces. Ok. Now the both tiles are properly align
together. Now, again go to insert component, browse the black tile, click on open, place
it next to white tile. Now, again repeat the same, first of all upper surfaces, click on
OK, then side surfaces, then at the end middle surfaces. OK. Now, basic layout of our design
is ready.I will change my view. We can go on repeating it for the rest all of the tiles
but it will take hell lot of the time. So to reduce our time we will use this linear
component pattern option. So for using it, first of all we need to draw two direction
lines, So click on top plane, sketch, and then choose a center-line option. and then
draw two perpendicular lines. Now, linear component option, choose Linear Component
Pattern, in first direction click on this, in second click on other direction, Now change
the spacing by 4 inches and number of instances to 8 .Similarly in other direction also , change
your direction, chnage your spacing to 4 inches, and number of instances to 8. Now in components
to pattern click on white tile, now you can see a surface of all white tiles but in chess
board contains Black and White tiles alternatively, So in instances to skip, skip all those instances
where we need to place the black tiles. It will only take 30 secs of total time you need
to design a chess-board. You can increase efficiency ….. Now I have skipped all the tiles. Click on
OK. and white tiles are placed in the order. Now we need ,in the vacant spaces we need
to fill the black tiles. So for this we will again go to linear component pattern option,
but this time we will not use linear component pattern option, but instead we will use “pattern
driven component pattern”. So click on this. Clear this selection , and now in Components
to pattern select both the black tiles , in driving feature or component select any of
the white tiles, near to black tile. Now in “instances to skip”, as you can see these
tiles are not needed. So we will skip these tiles. So for skipping these, click, like
this. Do it carefully, we don’t need to skip those tiles we need for our chess board. So
since we have skipped all the tiles, click on OK. Now our chess board is ready. For showcasing
our chess-board, we will use a boundry. I hae alreay desgned a boundry for this. So
I’ll just open it. Click on “Boundry”, Open. This is….. Ohhh Sorry. We need to insert
boundry for this. So in “insert componet” option , I will browse, the boundry. So I
have placed my boundry. Now I need to mate this boundry with our chess-board. So click
on mate option, select this surface, and mate it with any of these sections, So I will choose
this section. Click on OK. Now, I will mate it with in other direction. So two directions
are mated. Now we need the surface direction, So click any of the surface tile, Click on
boundry surface, click on OK. And now we have completed our Chess-Board. Change the view.
This is the final design of Chess-Board. If you found this video useful, please do like
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## 4 thoughts on “Chess Board Using Pattern Command in Solidworks Assembly”

1. Mdera Systems says:

well, good use of "instances to skip"

2. David Wong says:

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3. Loganthe Jew says: