Copy pattern

 From:  Michael Gibson
3442.3 In reply to 3442.1 
Hi d3, here is a bit of illustration to help explain.

Say you want to make a pattern cut of a sphere.

Prepare one part of your pattern with the cutting object set up, like this for example:

However, do not actually cut your object yet. Before you cut anything, replicate your cutting object into your pattern using Transform > Array > Circular, like this:

Now do a boolean with all the cutting objects at once:

- Michael