I'm getting tired of manually clicking on every hole in a table. Is there a way to quickly and easily select all holes on a drawing view?
If you select the SURFACES that the holes were placed on, then the table grabs every related feature.
Sometimes you can get unexpected additions to your hole table that way (like a slot feature that you didn't intend to add to the table), but if that happens, then you can just remove those items from the list.
BAM I learned something new!
Dan Pihlaja wrote: (like a slot feature that you didn't intend to add to the table)
Dan Pihlaja wrote:
(like a slot feature that you didn't intend to add to the table)
I really need to start a post asking for bitches and fixes for the hole table.
I recently did a hole chart and WANTED the slots in it. Impossible to get what I needed automatically, easily or quickly.. Had to learn how to jump rope and add what I wanted to a general table and make it look like a hole table just to get the correct info to the shop floor.
Thanks for listening Dan.
Dan gave you the right answer, just pick on the surface and then Inset -> Tables -> Hole Table.
The default table works, but is easy to customize for easier interpretation. Here is an example of one I did recently. I moved the size column from the fourth from left to the second from left position, grouped the sizes, and added another column for notes. I also moved the tags to where they were not on top of object lines and to make it very clear which hole they were referring to. My machinist loved it.
2015 SOLIDWORKS Help - Hole Table (Insert) PropertyManager
Select individual hole edges, or select a model face to include all the holes in the face.
That's the way I learned it. Grab the face.
I would like to revive this thread with a follow up question.
For the case where holes are on raised bosses, is there a way to select all at once? I have found that I need to individually select each individual boss face. I have also tried to create a plane but the hole table function does not recognize planes.
OK, I just tested something.
If you Turn on your selection filter and filter for edges:
Then Box select (or lasso select), it will select the edges of the holes. I find that if I don't turn on my selection filter, then box select doesn't work at all.
Hi Dan, this works great!!! Thank you.
With this method, I was able to grab holes on different planes!
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