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About Reference Patterns
A Reference manufacturing pattern can be created when the NC sequence to be patterned references a patterned feature. The functionality is similar to creating Reference patterns of features in regular Creo Parametric.
NC sequences with a sketched cut section may be Reference patterned only if the section sketch for the NC sequence is created by referencing edges of the pattern leader in the reference model.
If silhouette edges are used by the sketch, the Reference pattern will not be created. For Turning, the work-around would be to use datum curves.
After an NC sequence is patterned (using either pattern type), an Automatic material removal feature based on it can be reference patterned.
Reference manufacturing patterns cannot be modified. They automatically follow the pattern of the referenced feature.