13 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2015 11:39 AM by Mladen Pavlovic

    Automated Thread Creation

    Tim Lewis

      I periodically have to draw a threaded post attached to a machined part.  I'm aware of the fact that threads can be created by sweeping a triangle around a helix.  However, this can be tedious.  Additionally, I'm aware that this question has been asked before (I believe the most recent time was here: The specified item was not found.), but I'm not sure if anything has changed since then, and I'm also interested in getting more information.

       

      Ultimately, I want a simple means of creating threads in SolidWorks like I can in Autodesk Inventor (demonstration: Creating a realistic thread in Autodesk Inventor 2013).  Is this possible in the newest version of SolidWorks?  If it's not, is there an add-on that can be purchased to obtain this functionality?  Any information anyone can provide would be very much appreciated.