i'm looking to add threaded hole types to the hole wizard standards but am unsure how to do this. for example: BSPP, BSPT, NPT etc etc
Another way is to create a user defined standard.
Don't be put off by the Toolbox references; HW uses the same standards.
There are two methods to add your custom style holes to hole wizard....
1. Through Favourites
2. Through Legacy holes
I think through favourites method is all known to us. edit a standard hole and save it to favourite by applying a required name.
second one is go to your solidworks installation directory, go to solidworks - lang - english folder find a file name "Holewzd.idx" open it with note pad copy the required line containig the type of hole and paste it in another position renamae it with your requirement....
take precaution while editing the note pad otherwise it will create a problem in hole wizard....
take a copy of the file which you are going to edit.....
see the image for clarification....
Hope it helps........
Devi Prasad Samal
I'm editing the hole wizard holes as described by the links Kelvin provided.
However I'm having an issue with pipe tap holes. The column titles are not explanitory and the hole sketch does not seem to follow the data I enter. The diameter and tap drill seem to follow what I enter but how do I control the drill depth.
Fields like "advance" and "countersink" don't seem to apply, thread depth and thread length seems redundant but neither control the depth.
This expands on Devi's post
I add a new standard to the Hole Wizard for things that are not available.
Here the process that I use. Hope this is will help you.
Thanks for your work on the tutorial.
I downloaded it and tried it but on SW2014, but there is no "Hole Wizard Holes" under the standards anymore.
It looks like they separated it out under it's own category and I can't seem to find how to create a new standard to customize.
Sorry, we are still using SW2011 but, we might upgrade to SW2015. If we upgrade I can take a look to get a understanding.
Thanks Ralph Wright!!!!! ...... I am currently using 2016 and it worked like a charm!!!!!! ..... Verbatim!!!!
The only minor difference was where your instructions (second screen shot in STEP #1) says "1. Select your hardware" .... Solidworks now says something like "1. Enter Toolbox Wizard" .... or something like that. But, regardless, it's STILL the first choice (#1.) .
Other then that ....... it was spot on!!! ....... right to the very end. :-)
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