I have a dinension for a hole of .38-16 UNC-2B, how do I create this using the hole wizard?
Look at all the inputs in the Feature Manager. 3/8 is the thread size, UNC means course thread which is a 16 thread pitch for a 3/8 tap. Thread depth is usually 1.5-2X the diameter. Or your can set a custom depth. SolidWorks will calculate the tap drill depth or you can change that as well.
If you are new designer/engineer then you will want to get yourself a Machinist's Handbook. Tons of useful information that will help you with your job. Like what is the thread pitch for a UNC thread for various size taps.
Use the Annotation tool for Hole Callouts in the drawing.
You can add Variables to your dimension text. We use a custom callout for our tapped holes. We have modified the calloutformat.txt to suit our needs. Looks like Thread Class is mssing from the Variable drop down, but you can hand type it the text box in the feature manager.
The HW does not create threaded holes. It creates holes with a cosmetic thread appearance.
There a lots of videos on YouTube about Hole Wizard.
Thats great, however thats doesnt help me. .38-16 UNC-2B when you go to set up the hole where do these figures get plugged in, what do they mean. I assume .38 is the overall diam, 16 is the thread count, but how do you input them, what fields do they go into? and how is the thread depth determined. I cannot find a preset in the drop downs.
Thank You!! That is what I was looking for.
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