The thought occurs when I can't find 1-1/16-12 UN-2B in hole wizard. Is there anyway to add your desired hole types into hole wizard?
1 - From the SolidWorks menu select Tools, Options
2 - In the System Options dialog, select HoleWizard/Toolbox in the left pane (see screen shot 1)
3 - On the right under Hole Wizard and Toolbar folder, click Configure.. (see screen shot 1)
4 - In the Toolbar dialog, select Hole Wizard (see screen shot 2)
5 - In the left pane browse to where you want to add the new tap size (see screen shot 3)
6 - Click the plus sign next to Enabled (see screen shot 3)
7 - In the Add New Size dialog, enter the new tap size and click OK when done (see screen shot 4)
8 - Back in the Toolbox dialog, click on Thread Data under Standard Properties (see screen shot 5)
9 - Click the plus sign next to Size (see screen shot 5)
10 - In the Add New Size dialog, enter the thread data and click OK when done (see screen shot 6)
11 - If you want the tap size also available for Bottoming Tap, select that from the left pane and follow steps 6 and 7
12 - Back in the Toolbox dialog, click the save button next to Toolbox in the upper right hand corner of the dialog (see screen shot 5)
13 - Close the Toolbox dialog
14 - Back in the System Options dialog, close OK to close.
Your new tap size should be available.
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Thanks a bunch. I Learned a new thing.
So many questions on this buggy little interface. Let me know if anyone knows how this works.
What if I just want to add a thread to hole wizard that already exists under the "Thread Data" section but is not on the list of "Sizes"? In my case, I want a UN 2-16 thread. This is already an item under "Thread Data" but not "Sizes".
Do I just add a new item to sizes with Size = 2-16, Pitch = 16, Diameter = 2? Do I just pray that it links to the item of the same name under "Thread Data"? I think this may have worked, but I have no real confirmation, it also seems like an error prone workflow.
Why don't they just have check boxes on the "Thread Data" list and do away with the "Sizes" list? This would eliminate a lot of unnecessary confusion.
Just follow steps 1 to 7 of my original reply and you should now see it in Hole Wizard,
If anyone has their own custom libraries that you are willing to share, we can combine them into one large one and share for all ... free.
What's weird is that Solidworks has the data for what appears to be all of the UN standard threads (not just UNC and UNF). It's just that you can't access them from the hole wizard without going through the tedium of adding the threads using the toolbox configuration tool.
So silly, I mean most of the threads I commonly use are available in the hole wizard but why not just have all standard threads available so that when I do use an obscure thread like UN 2-16, I don't have to spend half my day googling to figure out how to do it.
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