Hole Wizard Overview
The Hole Wizard user interface includes the following capabilities:
The hole type you select determines the capabilities, available selections,
and graphic previews. After you select a hole type, you determine the
appropriate fastener. The fastener dynamically updates the appropriate
parameters. Use the PropertyManager to set the hole type parameters and
locate the holes. In addition to the dynamic graphic preview based on
end condition and depth, graphics in the PropertyManager show specific
details, as they apply to the type of hole you select.
You can create these types of Hole Wizard holes:
When you create a hole using the Hole
Wizard, the type and size of the hole appears in the FeatureManager
You can create
with the Hole Wizard, as well as holes on planar and nonplanar
faces. Holes on a plane allows you to create holes at an angle to the
You can select a face before (preselection) or after (postselection)
clicking Hole Wizard on the Features toolbar.
If you preselect a planar face, the resulting
sketch is a 2D sketch.
If you postselect a planar face, the resulting
sketch is a 2D sketch unless you first click 3D
If you preselect or postselect a nonplanar face,
the resulting sketch is a 3D sketch.
Unlike a 2D sketch, you cannot constrain a 3D sketch to a line. However,
you can constrain a 3D sketch to a face.
For each hole type (except Legacy),
you can create, save, update, or delete hole types to include your favorite
properties parameters. This allows you to apply any saved hole types to
a SolidWorks document.
To create Hole Wizard holes:
Create a part and select a surface.
Click Hole Wizard
on the Features toolbar or Insert, Features,
Set the options in the PropertyManager.