Reuse Pattern is a command within Assembly Design module, which allows the creation of instances from one component or subassembly with the use of a pattern, which was created in Part.
Keep link with the pattern:
Put new instance in a flexible component:
First instance on pattern:
The bottom picture shows a simple assembly, where the option reuse pattern is used to position the bolt. The part is added in the product first, which contains the basic geometry (sketch for the rotational contour and the dividing surface, position of the first hole in relation to the bolt and user pattern). This method of modelling is called skeleton methodology. Afterwards Part2 is added (upper half), in which the geometry from Part1 (Skeleton) is copied.
When the rotational contour and dividing surface are created in component Part2, the first hole can be inserted and for the rest use the option user pattern (Generative Shape Design module). The function user pattern allows creating a pattern based on a sketch (e.g. position of points or lines).
Position the first bolt and for the rest use the option reuse pattern, where the user pattern created in skeleton or upper half (Part2) is selected.
Providing the pattern was created using the option Cut&Paste the original component, then the original component (first bolt) appears within the flexible component as well, as visible in the picture below.