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Idea!Hole wizard enhancement

Question asked by Igor Fomenko on Jan 15, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2020 by The Merovingien

My idea as a continuation of other idea Ability to select an existing sketch (containing points) to specify Hole Wizard hole positions  :

     This is simplified example of weldment frame. I want to use main weldment sketch (shown on the right) for weldment and hole wizard simultaneously. Holes circles are blocks, they give you hole centers and right hole offset from edges.

In this case it is not necessary to repeat hole points for each group of holes. Holes are divided on several groups according to diameter and thickness of connection. This gives ability to insert bolt assemblies by means of derived pattern.It is very convenient and fast way.

     New Hole position panel (shown on the left) has ability of block name selection. Block`s Insertion points will be projected on selected face and holes will be done. This is like a hole table.

New hole position menu.gifWeldment sketch with holes blocks.PNG

     At the same time it`s possible to use these 'hole blocks' not only for hole wizard but at the same time for automatic insertion of bolted assemblies like on the picture below

.B+2W+2N assy.PNG

For this purpose 'hole block' must contain information about bolt assembly file and configuration.