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Deleting a New Hole Size added to Hole Wizard

Question asked by Tony Thompson on Oct 8, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2016 by Solid Air



I have been working on setting up the SolidWorks Toolbox and during some testing I added a new hole size to the counterbored hole database but I no longer need this and the only way I can find to get rid of it is to deselect it but I am not finding any way to delete the entire record.

Also I am using a copied version of the ANSI Inch & Metric Standards.

Is there any way to delete an added hole size that is no longer needed?

If not why on earth would SolidWorks do something like this because that makes no sense at all.


What I am trying to accomplish is to create a counterbored hole to use to represent a reamed hole because the Dowel Pin Holes that SolidWorks finally added are almost useless and dose not represent how a reamed hole is created it is nothing more than a drilled hole with it's own hole callout and this hole type only works for a hole that is drilled & reamed clear thru a part.


What I have come up with so far to get my hole callout to automatically show up with the note describing it as a either a Slip Fit or a Press Fit Dowel and the drill and ream depths was to create a new Company standard and then I edited the hole callout text file. I never use the hole wizard to add the chamfers to my holes nor do I chamfer the holes with a chamfer feature unless it would be critical that the hole have a specific size chamfer and even then I would not use the hole wizard. So what I have, and it seems to be working OK, is that I am using a Hole Wizard Favorites to get the drill and ream diameters and depths and then if I use the nearside countersink in the Hole Wizard then I use this line in the hole callout text file to describe it as a Slip Fit Reamed Hole. If I use the near and underhead countersink then I use this for  Press Fit reamed Hole. See the image below that shows how the hole and callouts show up.


Also for some reason the Hole Wizard Favorites does not sort the entries and after a short time this can get pretty disorganized and out of order.

Is there a way to sort the Hole Wizard Favorites or is this something else that SolidWorks has left out?

Does anyone have a better way to get a correctly modeled dowel pin hole and the hole callout to display correctly without having to edit each hole note manually, which is how we have been doing it.


I am using SolidWorks 2016 SP4


Thanks, Tony