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Hole Wizard Type PropertyManager

The Hole Wizard PropertyManager appears when you create a new Hole Wizard hole. Two tabs appear:

  • Type (default). Sets the hole type parameters.

  • Positions. Locates the Hole Wizard holes on planar or nonplanar faces. Use the dimension and other sketch tools to position the hole centers.

You can switch between these tabs. For example, select the Positions tab and locate the holes, then select the Type tab and define the hole type, then select the Positions tab again to add more holes.

To add different hole types, add them as separate Hole Wizard features.

The available PropertyManager options depend on the hole type selected in Hole Specification.

Favorite

Manage a list of styles for Hole Wizard holes that you can reuse in models.

  • Apply Defaults/No Favorite . Resets to No Favorite Selected and the default settings.

  • Add or Update a Favorite . Adds the selected Hole Wizard hole to the Favorites list.

    • To add a style, click , type a name, then click OK.

    • To update a style, edit the properties on the Type, select the hole in Favorites, then click and enter a new or existing name.

  • Delete Favorite . Deletes the selected style.

  • Save Favorite . Saves the selected style. Click this option, then browse to a folder. You can edit the file name.

  • Load Favorite . Loads the style. Click this option, browse to a folder, then select a style.

Hole Type and Hole Specifications

The Hole Specification options vary depending on the Hole Type. Use the PropertyManager images and descriptive text to set the options.

Counterbore

Countersink

Hole

 

 

 

Straight Tap

Tapered Tap

Legacy Hole

 

 

Holes created prior to the SolidWorks 2000 release

  • Standard. Select for example ANSI Metric or JIS.

  • Type. Select for example Hex Screw or Pan Slot Head

  • Size. Select a size for the fastener.

  • Fit (Counterbore and Countersink only). Select a fit for the fastener: Close, Normal, or Loose.

  • Show Custom Sizing. Sizing options vary depending on the hole type. Use the PropertyManager images and descriptive text to set the options such as diameter, depth, and angle at bottom.

You can override the value in the boxes. To revert to the default values, click Restore Default Values. The background color of the boxes is white for the default value, and yellow for the override value.

  • Configurations. Specify the configuration to modify when a model has configurations requiring different Hole Wizard sizes. You can also use a design table.

Section Dimensions

  • (Legacy Holes only). Double-click a Value to edit it.

End Condition

The End Condition options vary depending on the hole type. Use the PropertyManager images and descriptive text to set the options.

  • Select an end condition from the list. If necessary, click Reverse Direction . Set other end condition options depending on the condition and hole type.

  • Blind Hole Depth (Blind only). Set the hole depth. For tap holes you can set the thread depth and type. For pipe tap holes, you can set the thread depth. The Automatically Calculate Depth icon is selected by default. If you select a different hole Size under Hole Specifications, the end condition depths update automatically. If you clear Automatically Calculate Depth , the end condition no longer updates automatically if you change the Size.

You can override the value in the boxes. To revert to the default values, click Restore Default Values. The background color of the boxes is white for the default value, and yellow for the override value.

  • Vertex (Up to Vertex only). Select a vertex.

  • Face/Surface/Plane (Up to Surface and Offset from Surface only). Select a face, surface, or plane.

  • Offset Distance (Offset from Surface only). Set the offset distance from the selected face, surface, or plane.

Options

The Options vary depending on the hole type. Use the PropertyManager images and descriptive text to set the options such as:

  • head clearance. For Counterbore, setting a Head clearance value other than 0.00 adds that value above the fastener head using the document units.

  • under head, near, and far side diameter and angle

  • cosmetic thread and thread class. Select a thread option:

Tap drill diameter

Cosmetic thread

Remove thread

Cuts the hole at the tap drill diameter.

Cuts the hole at the tap drill diameter with a cosmetic thread.

With thread callout. Adds an annotation for drawings only.

Cuts the hole at the thread diameter.

Feature Scope

Specifies which bodies or components you want the feature to affect.

 



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