How to reproduce the sunflower pattern in Solidworks?

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Nature has been continuously solving problems it has been facing for more than 4 billions years. I am fascinated by its beauty. As designers, we have a lot to learn and to get inspired from it. For instance, the sunflower found its way to optimise the production of its offsprings. It efficiently packed the maximum seeds it possibly can on a given area which generates a beautiful geometrical figure. At first sight, the pattern seems to be symmetrical but it is not. It has its randomness that made each single sunflower unique. I like the magic of it. I wanted to reproduce this exact pattern for a project I am working on. I have been struggling creating it on Solidworks but managed to make my way through it. 

Here is how I got there:

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