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24th Apr 2008, 06:10 pm
I'm trying to locate a tapped hole on a 110 deg. surface. I activate the hole wizard, after selecting a sketch plane. I then click norm. to, when I try to dim. the hole I get the message that I'm over defined. Please, someone tell me what I am doing wrong.
24th Apr 2008, 07:47 pm
What release of SolidWorks are you using?
Can you attach what you have so far? (or an example that exhibits the same behavior)
26th Apr 2008, 03:15 am
Hi, thanks for responding.
I'm using re. '06 I'm trying to put the first hole 25mm from the rt. edge and 4mm down from the cen. of the thru hole. I then want two rows of tapped holes 10mm apart, the rows are 10mm apart. Everything is on the 110deg. surface. If I try to locate from the origin or the edge I get overdefined.
This the first time I've done this so I'm not sure I am attaching the image right. I going click the icon at the top of this page, if it dosen't work please let me know.
Thanking you in advance
p.s it dosen't work I get a popup blocker, could you tell me how to send an image?
26th Apr 2008, 03:32 am
See here: How to Add Images to your Posts (http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8863)
26th Apr 2008, 05:42 pm
... I am attaching the image...
In Windows Explorer right click on the solidworks sldprt filename and select Send to Compressed (zipped) folder. Attach the resulting *.zip file here.
26th Apr 2008, 07:33 pm
This is the part I am trying to put a tapped hole on the 110deg. surface.
27th Apr 2008, 04:29 pm
I am using a later version so I will have to create an animation of the process when I get back to the office.
Basically there are two ways of using the Hole wizard. One method creates a 3D sketch and the other does a 2D sketch.
1st May 2008, 08:20 pm
Start a new 2D sketch on the face and create a Point and dimension as desired. Exit sketch mode.
Start the Hole Wizard and set your Type and then click on the Position tab a and select the previously created point (technically you didn't need the previous point but this method seems to be easiest for beginners). Accept the hole and then Insert>Pattern>Linear Pattern to create the pattern of holes. If you expand the Hole feature in the browser you will see that it is based on a 3D Sketch.
1st May 2008, 08:26 pm
Do NOT create a 2d sketch.
Click on approximate location for the hole on the face.
Start the Hole Wizard.
Set the Style and accept.
Expand the Hole feature and you will see one of the sketches unconstrained (-), edit this sketch and dimension the point location as needed (this too is the easiest way I have found for beginners).
16th May 2008, 04:24 am
The book I have says that I should make the surface normal to and use the origin point to locate the holes. Why won't that work?
16th May 2008, 02:27 pm
The book I have...
What book? Title, author and page number?
...says that I should make the surface normal to and use the origin point to locate the holes. Why won't that work?
Why didn't you state all of this information in the first post?
Make sure you have View>Origins turned on.
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