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Filtering Cosmetic Threads

You can filter components with matching cosmetic threads from Interference Detection results and place them in a separate folder. Interferences due to mismatched threads, misaligned threads, or other interfering geometry are still listed as interferences.

Click Interference Detection (Assembly toolbar) or Tools > Interference Detection. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select Create matching cosmetic threads folder.

When you click Calculate, interferences due to properly matched cosmetic threads are filtered out of the main results and listed in the Matching cosmetic threads folder.

Interferences not moved to the folder are due to other problems and those interferences need to be investigated.

Example 1: Matching Cosmetic Threads

In this assembly, the cosmetic threads of the shaft and the hole are identical (for example, M10 x 1.5 hole and M10 x 1.5 shaft). Therefore, the interference is ignored (moved to the Matching cosmetic threads folder).
no_interference_cosmetic_thread_1.png

Example 2: Mismatched Thread Specification

If the parts in Example 1 have threads with mismatched pitch (for example, M10 x 1.5 hole and M10 x 1.25 shaft), they are flagged as interfering.

Example 3: Misaligned Threaded Components

If the threaded components are misaligned, they are flagged as interfering, even if the cosmetic threads are properly matched.
misaligned_interference_1.png

Example 4: Other Interfering Geometry

In this example, the cosmetic threads have matching thread specifications, but the hole is threaded for its full length through the plate, and the shaft is threaded for only part of the length of the bolt. They are flagged as interfering.

Separate components:
partial_interference_disassembled_1.png

Assembled:
partial_interference_assembled_1.png



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