I am trying to add a cosmetic thread to the inside of the bushing in an assembly and keeping getting this popup. I found no mention of this specific text anywhere after a Google search. Any ideas are appreciated.
I believe you can only add a cosmetic thread at part level or an assembly feature that can accept an cosmetic thread, such as an extruded cut. You will either need to edit the part to add the cosmetic thread or add an extruded cut to the assembly before adding the cosmetic thread.
Does the part that you are trying to add the thread to have an assembly level cut of material (cylinder or hole)?
In the real world - is a turning cut or hole drilled and then threaded after assembly?
J. Mather, I added a chamfer to the bushing at assembly level before attempting to apply a cosmetic thread.
edit: this is Solidworks 2015 SP2.1, by the way.
Edit 2: in real world, the hole of the bushing is there at part level but the chamfer and thread is added after assembly.
So what you mean is that if a hole without thread already exists at part level, you can't thread the hole in assembly? I will test this.
Kevin, you are correct. I overcut the hole that already existed, and i was then able to apply the cosmetic thread properly. Thanks!
Now i need to figure out how to make this work without messing up how the part is supposed to be at part level.
No....You can either add the cosmetic thread at part level (which isn't what you want), or you will need to add the extruded cut in the assembly for the hole & then add the cosmetic thread. You could have the cut hole at part level very slightly smaller than required then add another cut at assembly level so you can use cosmetic thread on it.
Edit: you could also use configurations at part level, one with finished size if you need it for drawing & another with under sized hole to use with assembly cut.
thanks! see above, you were correct. It wouldn't thread the part cut hole, but when i widen the hole with the assembly extrude cut the cosmetic thread was allowed.
No problem. I added an edit at the end in my post above in case you missed it.
I did miss that, thank you. i will definitely use configurations in the future for parts like these.
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