I am trying to map the swing of a cylinder in order to locate the hole in the lid attachment(see image below). In Inventor I could shade the reference geometry on the plane I am creating the hole. How do I do this in SolidWorks?
Possibly "alternate position view"?
I had to create a reference sketch. The hole wizard creates a 3d sketch and when trying to convert entities, does not project the geometry to the plane where the hole is going to exist.
Alan Coons wrote: The hole wizard creates a 3d sketch
Alan Coons wrote:
The hole wizard creates a 3d sketch
The Hole Wizard doesn't necessarily create a 3d sketch. When using the Hole Wizard, when you go to the Positions tab, if you click on a planar surface of your model instead of clicking on the 3d sketch button then the hole position sketch will be a 2d sketch on the selected surface. My apologies if you already knew that.
Thanks Glen for the post. I was not aware of that. I am three weeks old in using SolidWorks and have a lot to learn. Every little bit of information helps.
It looks like this is an assy, you can use the hole series in the assy and propogate the holes back to the part once they are located.
Tony, how do you "propogate" the hole back to the part? This sounds like the convert intities, but not sure.
When using the Hole Wizard in an Assembly (under Assembly Features on the Assembly tab), near the bottom of the PropertyManager there is a box to check for "Propagate Feature to Part". If this isn't checked, then the feature will only apply to the assembly as a whole and won't affect the part file. The same is true for pretty much all of the Assembly Features. The screenshot below is for an Extruded Cut, but it's the same for the Hole Wizard.
Thanks Glenn for following up, was away from the desk and couldn't reply. But this seems to be what he wants.
This must be a feature available post 2011. I do not have this ability:
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