Hole Table (Insert) PropertyManager

Specify properties for hole tables such as templates, datums, and holes to include.

To open the Hole Table (Insert) PropertyManager:

  • Click Hole Table (Table toolbar) or Insert > Tables > Hole Table.

Table Template

Click Browse for template to choose a standard or custom template. This option is available only during table insertion. The hole table templates supplied with the software add columns to the default format. They are located at: install_dir\lang\english. The standard templates (standard hole table--letters.sldholtbt and standard hole table--numbers.sldholtbt) create TAG, XLOC, YLOC, and SIZE columns. One template uses letter tags, and the other uses number tags. All sizes and tags are listed separately, with none combined.

The combined hole table templates create TAG, XLOC, YLOC, and SIZE columns. They vary by combining like sizes or tags with letter or number tags. The templates are:
  • hole table--sizes combined--letters.sldholtbt
  • hole table--sizes combined--numbers.sldholtbt
  • hole table--tags combined--letters.sldholtbt
  • hole table--tags combined--numbers.sldholtbt

Table Position

Attach to anchor point

Attaches the specified corner to the table anchor.

Tag Order

Specifies the method for defining the order in which the holes are tagged.

XY Uses the X-Y coordinates to order the tags closest to the selected datum.
Reduced tool path Uses the shortest length between all holes of the same size and orders the tags along that path.
Radial Orders the tags radially for turned or lathe parts.


During insertion, Origin is ready for you to select a vertex. To define the origin with an X axis and Y axis, click X Axis Direction Reference and select a horizontal model edge in the graphics area, then click Y Axis Direction Reference and select a vertical model edge.

After the table has been created, you can drag the datum origin to another position, or you can edit the datum definition. The location values in the table update.


Select individual hole edges, or select a model face to include all the holes in the face.

Tag Type

A, B, C... Uses alphanumeric tag labels. With alphanumeric tags, the letter prefix designates a specific hole size and the number designates an instance. Set the starting character in Start at.
1, 2, 3 Uses numeric tag labels. Set the starting number in Start at.
Manual Lets you define multiple custom tag prefixes.

The corresponding notes in the view change with the table.

A, B, C...
1, 2, 3


  Use document settings Uses the border options set in Document Properties > Tables > Hole.
Box Border Sets a line thickness for the outside border of the table.
Grid Border Sets a line thickness for the inner grid lines of the table.


Layer In drawings with named layers, select a layer.

Text Format

All uppercase Select to specify that all characters in the table are uppercase.

Next View

This option is available only during table insertion. It allows you to set the Datum and Holes for another drawing view. One hole table can include several drawing views. The hole table is added with one datum for each view. The labels are the same across all views.