Examples of Patterns in the Environment
Examples of Rectangular Patterns
A rectangular pattern can have 1, 2, or 3 directional axis to form a grid to arrange the pattern. The windows in a building, legs of a table or chair, drawers in a cabinet, buttons on a game controller, wheels on a car, pixels on a computer monitor, and the aisles in a retail store are all layed out in neat rectangular rectangular patterns.
Where else do you see rectangular patterns?
Examples of Circular Patterns
A circular pattern follows the contour of a circle. It may or may not go all the way around the circumference of the circle. The blades on a drone, cutouts on a custom car rim, bars on a merry-go-round, ridges on a cut drinking glass, grid fins on a rocket, nubs on the grip handle of a mountain bike, and are examples of circular patterns.
Where else do you see circular patterns?
Examples of Patterns Along a Path
The lamp posts along a winding parkway, LEDs in a fancy car headlight, cut outs in an organic chair, and ridges along the grip of a cordless drill are examples of patterns along a path.
Where else do you see patterns along a path?
Pattern Tools in Fusion 360
Fusion 360 allows you to create patterns of objects or features. This is a powerful way to make complex additions to a model in a quick and editable way. You can create a rectangular pattern, a circular pattern, or a pattern on a path.
Examine everyday objects around you and look for different types of patterns.
- Rectangular Pattern - Lays out objects or features along a rectangular pattern from a central origin. Rectangular Pattern Video Demo
- Circular Pattern - Lays out objects or features along a circular pattern from a central origin.
- Pattern Along a Path - Lays out objects or features along a custom linear path that can be organic, geometric, or a combination. Video demonstration of pattern along a path.