To Add a Pattern Table to a Family Table
Pattern tables can be included in Family Tables, enabling different instances of a family to use different pattern tables to drive the same patterned feature. The generic model must contain all of the pattern tables required by the family instances.
1. Click Tools > Family Table. The Family Table dialog box opens.
2. Click . The Family Items dialog box opens.
3. Under Add Item, click Pattern Table.
4. Select the patterned feature on the model that corresponds to the pattern table you want to add to the Family Table. The name of the current pattern table is automatically entered for the generic in the table. The instances also have the current pattern table by default.