Hi, in the past I was told to use Counterbore to embed the head of the screws under the Hole Wizard. However, when I chose Counterbore, the minimum size is M5. How come? I want to embed the head of screws like the following in the frames.
Pick a different Type.
Like Socket Head Cap Screw.
Which one did you pick?
Which one do you want?
You can edit Toolbox and add size.
You may need to check / repair your Hole Wizard settings in the Toolbox, all the usual suspects should be available in there;
Thanks. I had a look. They are already checked by default.
Pick socket head cap screw. The counterbore for that is different from the counterbore for a hex head bolt (which you've selected).
Thanks. How come you have so many options but for my SW, under Drill sizes, I only have Dowel Holes, Drill sizes, Helicoil Tap Drills, Screw Clearance and Tap Drills?
Peter Cohen wrote: Thanks. How come you have so many options but for my SW, under Drill sizes, I only have Dowel Holes, Drill sizes, Helicoil Tap Drills, Screw Clearance and Tap Drills?
Peter Cohen wrote:
What else are you looking for?
From the screenshot posted by Josh, he has socket head cap screw in the list which I need but not listed on my SW.
Peter Cohen wrote: From the screenshot posted by Josh, he has socket head cap screw in the list which I need but not listed on my SW.
You have to pick the counterbore type, and then pick a metric standard.
It looks like you've selected the plain ol' regular hole type:
Now I have it. Thank you.
If you use Legacy Hole - you can enter any dimensions you like.
I am now trying to use the legacy approach. Supposing that I have a curved surface on the top plane (the ground). I want to drill a screw hole that is perpendicular to the top plane but starting from the surface of the curved surface. How do I do that? If I click on the surface, then the screw is automatically made to be perpendicular to the surface as shown in the figure. If I click on the top plane, then the top of the screw head will be on the top plane.
You did not Attach your file here?
What version of SolidWorks are you using?
Have you ever run a dill press or a milling machine?
Using one of those machine tools - you start the drilling process at some location above the part. Same process in SolidWorks.
Or, you can represent the position of the Revolving cutting tool finishing the feature in the part.
What version of SolidWorks? I can demonstrate 3 possible techniques that mimic the real world.
Thanks. I am using Student version 2019-2020.
I have used real drilling machines.
Often I consider how the real world cutting tool interacts with the stock to create the desired features. In this case - Revolve.
The Hole command is simply a coded macro that does a bunch of stuff to simplify the process in the digital prototyping world, but you can always revert to more primitive techniques that closely resemble the real world. Revolve-Cut.
If it's just a hole then it doesn't really matter what direction you put it in. If I'm just putting a hole on center of a tube I just use one of the part planes and go from the inside out.
If I have to put a C'bore, stepped hole or something else I create a plane tangent to the OD and start from there.
I always found the 3D placement in hole wizard a bit wonky so I never use it, never had any real problems with it just not familiar with enough to say what it's good for.
Last time I was using Hole Wizard to make 2mm holes for M2.5 screws as making 2.5mm holes for M2.5 screws would not work since the screws would just pass through. Do I need to concern about this when trying to embed the screw heads in the brackets? Does that counterbore option already takes this into account?
A M2.5 is designed to go through a 2.5mm hole.
You need a clearance hole?
Or a tap drill hole?
That is a good question. In previous project, I only made clearance holes as the screw passed through a hole and then I had a nut to fixed it. In this project, I need to mount motor to a 3D printed bracket. So I need a tap drill hole. Since a M2.5 Socket Cap Head Cap screw has standard head size, if I need a tap drill hole, what should I do? Use the Legacy Hole mentioned by Mr. Mather to customize the parameters?
90% of the time, you don't CB and tap.
Not sure what you're doing.
If you need a taped/threaded hole, model a taped/threaded hole. Not a CB.
Would you draw a square when you want a circle?
Do you have any way at all to talk in-person about your project with someone who has technical experience? The questions you ask here go beyond SolidWorks. This is OK, but based on the level of questions you're asking it implies that there are a whole bunch of other questions that you need to ask to be successful, but you don't know enough things to even realize you need to ask them.
I don't say this to disparage you personally. Everyone starts somewhere. But you really seem to have an interest in learning stuff. That is super, and I want you to have the best chance at success. Heck, if you're near Knoxville TN I would be happy to meet with you myself. Also not saying you should quit asking questions here. Just that you probably need more resources than we can supply through this medium.
Unfortunately, I am on my own locally.
Place the three files in question into a folder.
Right click on the folder and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Reply here and click on Use Advanced Editor in upper right corner.
Click on Attach in lower left corner and Attach your zip folder here.
I will create a video that ends all doubt.
1-3DW1S78 wrote: Unfortunately, I am on my own locally.
Where did you go?
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