I'm using an Hole Table.
I have a slot.
I want a X/Y dimension for each radii of the slot. (whenever I select the radii it auto picks a loop)
It must be easy and I just can't see how.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks Dave. I still don't have even a good workaround. Deleting the rows (in the hole table) that I manually added if you do almost any formatting to the table was the last straw that broke my back.
Here is my REVISED WORKAROUND...
Try clicking on the "face" instead of the slot perimeter. It should pull all of the holes on the face into your table.
Doesn't it allow you to pick the center point??
In the Hole Wizard feature you can edit the Slot Sketch and edit the sketch there...
Face does nothing. In my test the hole chart is empty
Will not allow center mark selection. There is no center point.
I do see this message...
Duh - I now see you mean the "Hole Table" - I don't use hole tables or tables with holes or a hole on a table etc... don't got no .....
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John Stoltzfus wrote:
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Green Eggs and Ham?
So, I uncheck Hide Hole Centers and I see a single center mark in the middle of the oblong slot. I would have expected 2 hole centers one at each arc.
The oblong was put in as a sketch (2-lines & 2-arcs). It is not a slot.
When I hover my mouse over the M1 tag there is a hidden leader attached to the arc.
Can someone tell me why there is a center mark not associated with a circle/arc element????
Solidworks treats slots like these as a single entity when it comes to hole tables.
A work around might be to (in your part file) create the ends of the slot as two holes from the hole wizard, then add a single extrude that is tangent to the two holes to create the slot. Then, in your hole table it might pick up the two holes instead of the single slot.
I wish I could give you answers, but I'll try and bump it so it stays at the top, surely someone knows... That sketch point in the center of the slot comes from the Hole Wizard Slot Feature...
But... It's not a hole wizard hole!!!!!!
One more question. This should be easy as well, but I can't figure it out...
How do I add a hole to the existing chart?
I'm thinking of adding sketch geometry to each arc of the slot and adding them to the hole chart. Then I will hide the circles.
But, I can't figure out how to add a new hole.
IN your tree on the left, expand the view that has the table, and then RMB on the table and select "Edit feature".
I also found the answer here...
How to update a hole table?
However, I CAN"T ADD A SKETCH GEOMETRY CIRCLE.
I just did a test using the method that I just mentioned.
I found that if I select the edge of the hole, then it still shows it as a slot (but won't show the size LOL).
But if I select the front face, then it lists all three features. The two holes from the hole wizard and also the slot as a whole (pun intended).
Then I can select the Slot row (E1) and delete it from the table. And now I have the slot selected as two holes instead of a single slot.
An then ther is this...
Hole table frustrations
I really like you "WORKAROUND".
Thank you Dan
I just realized a problem. These slots are for keyways. I will need to re-mate them (I have 5 slots in this plate). PITA!
What's a keyway?
Oh, around a ounce.
Am I allowed to swear hear...
F#$%ing SolidWorks! Take a 10 minute detail job and turn it into a 3 hour workaround.
Never. I have NEVER had these problems with KeyCreator!
There I said it.
This should be EASY.
ONE and TWO, ONE and TWO, ONE and TWO...
ONE and TWO
There is a new kid cuoming to town - (Names A-Hole)
Yep - step right up Ladies & Gentlemen - Heeeerrrrrrrreeeeee Ccccooooommmmmmeeeeeeessssss Aaaaaaa-Hhhoooollllee
Not sure how this is going to go - if SW can't stimulate a natural shape of a Slot - how will they ever mess with the new Kid in town...
Or more professionally....
Here's my workflow for a WORKAROUND that preserves the mates in the assembly.
ONE and TWO
Don't clink on Combine Same Sizes or reorder the chart as THIS WILL DELETE THE ROWS YOU JUST ADDED!!!!!!!
Did you just write in "CURSIVE"
Yes. Yes I did.
The other option is to simply leave those slots out of the hole chart and add linear dimensions to only those slots.
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