How to pattern linear and circular at the same time?

How to pattern a part in assy along axis (by distance) and circular (by angle) at the same time, similar to spiral (step and revolution)?

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This type of pattern could be solved creating a 3D curve (Helix) and patterning datum point on the curve,as I have explained below

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-pattern-linear-and-circular-at-the-same-time

 
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In Solidworks you can pattern along a sketch as above, but you don't need datum points.

 
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I'm not exactly sure if this will help but when I was making my Baseball I made the path first and did a patern along path. That way you can just draw a 3D sketch where you want your pattern to go.

 
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