How can I do create the automatic mates feature for every time I create the polygon cut?
My toolbox Rivet Nuts
I think what you're after is adding Mate References to the hexagon body. Tech Tip Tuesday: Using SOLIDWORKS Mate References to Save Time in Assemblies - YouTube
If you insert a lot of these in the same part, I'd suggest cutting the hexagon once, then using a sketch driven pattern to place the rest. Sketch Driven Pattern in SolidWorks - YouTube You can then use pattern driven pattern at the assembly level to place the fasteners.
Hi Bjorn , thanks
Today I do as shown in the video, but a lot of work and many hours, because I do on average another 100 different pieces where I have to put this Rivet nuts
I think it would have something more automatic and fast
Yes, this is why at part level you cut one hole, then use a sketch pattern to create all the other holes. tHen at assembly, use a pattern driven pattern.
It is possible using with mate reference?
drag and drop it and go straight to hexagon automatically the toolbox
Looking at the video of the mate reference, they add the references to the 'hole'. In your scenario you would want to add the mate references to the hexagon. You should then be able to drag and drop it to any hexagonal hole, just like you do with items from the toolbox.
I'm not familiar with Mate References, but looking at the Help, it seems that could be done exactly what you are after.
2017 SOLIDWORKS Help - Mate References
You need one 'planar end face' and two 'face of flat'.
You might want to try Smart Components. Take a look at a few links below.
Introduction To Cabinetry Within SolidWorks Part 3: Smart Parts - YouTube
SOLIDWORKS - Smart Components with Features - YouTube
To add a temp axis to your hex hole, you can turn it into a library feature:
The extrude is a cylinder with the inner circle snapped to the hex vertex and this is offset outward a small amount (0.005").
Do not merge the two and you'll get a temp axis.
You can hide the extrude body so you don't see the rings.
This works best for sheet metal as you have "Link to thickness" which you should select as the presence of the Thickness GV is common to all sheet metal part files (even though its value can vary).
With other methods, there may not be a guarantee of what's in the destination file, but I'm sure other methods will work, too.
The primary reference is the axis to rivnut concentric face.
Secondary is the face to face coincident.
Tertiary is the hex faces parallel.
Perhaps this will get you started.
Thanks, but it did not work on my project.
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