I created a linear hole pattern within hole wizard, but how do i edit the pattern after it is created, like add more holes?
According to my Hole Wizard (2017 SP0) I'm not able to pattern holes using Hole Wizard, you can use the Hole Wizard and then pattern etc..
Are you referring to the Advanced Hole Wizard??
OR, are you referring to creating a "sketch pattern" inside the sketch of the hole wizard?
I used hole wizard, then while still in Positions, i clicked on Sketch then Linear sketch pattern from the visual menu. But after i complete it, i see no way to edit it. Should i do it a different way?
You should be able to edit these instance counts and edit as needed
Else click on any of the sketch point, right click on the patterned relation in the property manager and select "edit pattern"
I only get Delete All or Delete. I have never seen the Edit option. weird
I use a sketch to locate my holes and then I use the Hole Wizard and add the points where I want them... - So if you want a pattern of holes then you could try to add a sketch pattern, then close the sketch open the Hole Wizard and drop in sketch points.....
John, what happens if you change the pattern (greater or lesser) using this method?
Nothing - For one I don't use Sketch Patterns or Sketch Arrays, one, no need, two, both are prone to failure.
So - I do the same thing Glenn Schroeder does, I'm happy with the results and the workflow....
Unless I read the wrong post, Glenn's method does not apply to this question (unless I do not understand what David Grieser is asking).
And I do not use sketch linear patterns either.
John and I are suggesting what we believe is a more robust and functional method of achieving what he is working on.
I believe we are interpreting what David is doing differently. Here's how i read it. Glenn's post was about using center rectangles and David's was about changing the number of instances. That lends itself to using a pattern (if he is changing it on a per config basis).
Don't click on the parent point but other patterned ones. Can you attach the part also to look at?
What version of SolidWorks are you using?
I think this is the question that needed to be asked.
I am running SWP 2016 SP 5.0
when you create a hole size using the hole wizard, after placing the first hole hit escape and that will allow you to stay in the wizard shell but place any points (hole centers) or dimensions you desire. Then you select OK and exit to have the holes.
Or if you have the holes created you can expand the tree and edit the first sketch as in the shot below:
However my newly preferred method came from Glenn Schroeder I believe, in the impressive tips thread : https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/183132
Where he suggested to create a sketch first and locate where the holes will go. Then with the sketch showing you can use the hole wizard to create the hole and select the points on the sketch for the hole placement. This will make changing the hole placement quick and easy. If you desire you could create a sketch of patterned points I suppose and then place your holes.
edit; I guess it was John that suggested the separate sketch. Try it, you'll like it.
Trying to edit a linear hole pattern, but the edit feature does not show and the description says derived.
How can i edit this?
This is a hole made as assembly feature. So open the assembly to edit it.
so even though i checked the box to show in part, i still need to go the original assm it was created in?
Yes OR you can make it independent (which would de-link it from the assembly) and edit. To do that, right click on the feature (not sketch) and select make independent.
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