3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2014 4:01 PM by Tarakan Tarakanich

    How to make an internal thread by making a cutout in shape of external thread?

    Tarakan Tarakanich


      I am working with 3D printing.


      I design parts that use a lot of adjustable elements and threads that will later be printed on a 3D printer.


      I ran into a problem:


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      I tried to use different tools to make a cutout on a part with outer threads by the use of a part with inner threads. (Nut "cuts out" threads on a bolt.)



      Some of the tools are grayed out.

      Why are some tools grayed out? What did I do wrong?


      thread question2.JPG


      I also want an offset because 3D printing is not that precise and I need to compensate for that.


      What settings do I use to make a cut out of one shape on another shape with an offset?


      Pretty much, I would like to move up a bolt to a part in an assembly, hit a button and get a matching cutout for a thread with an offset so bolt will go in freely. We don't use standard threads sometimes. In this specific part, an extension spring is going to be threaded on to a special thread to hold it in place.


      What do indent "parameters" stand for? Should I use Indent?



      Thank you.