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Enhanced Support for Mounting Bosses

More options are available for creating mounting bosses.

You can create hardware mounting bosses that accept fasteners to join two plastic parts. Hardware mounting bosses have head-side and thread-side properties, and can include a lead or step to assist mating with another boss.

You can specify nine parameters for a hardware boss, not only the boss height and diameter, but also height and diameter of the boss step, the draft angle of the boss, the diameter of the hole, the diameter and the depth of the inside counter bore, and the draft angle of the inside hole.

You can specify a clearance or gap to the plane where two bosses mate. You can also specify a direction vector for a mounting boss when it is created on a planar surface.

Bosses also support a new fin profile for more cost effective designs. You can specify the number of fins, their length, width and height, the draft angle, the distance between the fin chamfer and the edge of the fin, and the angle of the fin chamfer.

To create a hardware boss, click Insert > Fastening Feature > Mounting Boss and under Boss Type, click Hardware Boss.

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