Is there a way to add custom punches to the hole wizard. For example is i would like to add a square hole punch and and a slotted square(rectangle) for use with carriage bolts.
As the others have said there's no way to do it with Hole Wizard (or Advanced Hole) as of now. That's not saying we can never do it but it would be a different approach to both holes and slots. We do have an existing enhancement request if you would like to vote for it.
SPR 534037: Add standard square holes to hole wizard library
I do not know if there is a positive answer for your question, so I'll avoid simply saying no.
However, my understanding of the hole wizard is that every single option (that I have used) creates two sketches: a location point sketch, and a revolved cut library feature sketch including axis located on the point sketches. I.e., every hole wizard result I have seen is produced with a revolved cut. As such, I do not expect that a square or rectangular punch is doable with hole wizard. At very least, it has no sense of vertical or orthogonal orientation for primarily circular features. Ref: an Axis named "Vertical" is required in many Routing Parts which provides orientation handling upon placement.
Let me suggest alternatives.
I'm not very familiar with this one personally, but the Sheet Metal Forming Tool may be worth investigating. Then again, I believe that this one doesn't remove material like a punch does, so much as it deforms material like an indent.
A more robust Punch feature can be created with a Library Feature, as a sized and oriented square hole extruded cut up to next. Even so, it may need reorienting when placed.
What about the slot features in the hole wizard? Those can't be with a revolved cut. And now that I look at it, I have no idea what they use. I don't think that I can reproduce it using only the two sketches that come with a slot feature in the hole wizard.
But anyway.....I'm really not helping anyone ....*sigh*
I think the slot feature is like a sweep cut, along center line and then revolved at the end.
I agree with Tom that, at the current time, you cannot add a square hole to the custom hole section of Hole Wizard. However, I might have heard my VAR allude to it being in the works for a future version. Whether it is or not doesn't help your current situation.
How about creating the custom hole(s) you want and adding them to your Design Library. Read up on it in the Help. It is pretty easy to do and offers a lot of easy utility.
I thought about adding custom holes to design library a bit further. We should be able to create an adaptive sized square hole feature upon a hole wizard feature, where the lines (edges) are tangent to the circle (edges) at the surface. That way, you could still use the hole wizard, later on alter or configure the hole wizard feature's nominal size, and then the square would adapt to it. I don't know exactly how, but it sounds logical. Or, make it a polygon sketch entity instead of rectangle so that you can later give it 6 or 8 or n faces instead (hmm, IKEA Allen wrenches). That way, the tangent circle contained inside the polygon could be set to coradial smart mate upon the circular hole. I think that would be doable. I'm just thinking this through to suggest a practical workaround.
Or, just over-complicate it with options and make it more burdensome than just: sketch a square on face, extrude cut. I suppose it all depends on how many square holes you have to make, as to whether extra effort is justified.
I often draw the oval and rectangular holes, so I expect this feature to appear in new versions.
Joe, while it's not a "Hole Wizard" have you considered creating a Design Library Feature?
Design Library Feature
Edit: Tom and Dennis have already suggested this ... That's what I get for not reading in the morning
What ever another method is "not same". One very big point to have another "hole shapes" in hole wizard is dream that they can be shown in hole table in drawing. For example "Hex Hole AF11,2" (mm) or similar common method.
Antsother method produces simialr geometry, but showing locations in drawing is not so easy (automated).
Sheet metal forming feature, for example hex hole, is most promising but has issue that thickenss needs to be pre defined. So in practical use this is more tricky.
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