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design checker - remove thread

Question asked by John Wayman on Jun 9, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 by Doug Seibel

Good morning,

We recently had a problem where we sent a DXF for water-jet cutting and when the part came in the tapped holes were cut at major diameter, not tapping drill diameter.

On investigating the problem, we found that the tapped hole had been modelled with the Hole Wizard option 'Remove Thread' selected, rather than 'Cosmetic Thread' (which is our standard).

The part in question was an old part, re-used, so it did not use our latest templates, etc.

I have 2 questions:

Is it possible to remove the 'Remove Thread' option from Hole Wizard? In our industry, at least, we have never found a reason to use it. I am sure that it is of value in other industries, but, to us, it is a risk factor with no counteracting benefit.

If not, is it possible to use Design Checker to flag up tapped holes that have been made using the 'Remove Thread' option?


3rd question:

Assuming the answer to both questions 1 and 2 is 'No' (pessimist or realist, I'm not sure), what is the best way to deal with this to ensure it does not happen again?



SW 2016, SP5