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Threads on wrong part after using Hole Wizard and saving Solid Bodies

Question asked by Spencer Davis on Jan 30, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 31, 2018 by Spencer Davis

Hi, so I created two parts for an assembly in SolidWorks by starting with a single part, then using a series of cuts to create the geometry I wanted, then inserting the separated bodies into new parts files.


I want the two parts to be held together by screws. Obviously one part needs thru-holes and the other needs thread. However, because these parts will be used with a fixture, its important to me which part has the threads and which has the holes.


I used hole wizard to create tapped holes in the base part before exporting to new parts. When I view the solid models, both parts have threads. When I open the drawings, one part has thread and one has thru holes. But the wrong ones. So I went back to the base part, and re-did the feature from the opposite side of the part. I thought this would switch which part had thru holes, and which had threads. It did not.


How do I force SolidWorks to switch which part gets which feature?


I am using SolidWorks 2016.


EDIT: Found a workaround. Solution in comments.


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