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    I am modeling a cylindrical part, and need to put a hole on the outside diameter, perpindicular to the centerline. How can this be done? Thanks.

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    you can either use the hole command or draw a sketch and extrude it. or draw a circle sketch as a reference and use the hole command alligned with this sketch(will give you options for counter bore and counter sink etc).

    When you create a new sketch and it asks you for a plane you probably dont have anything to click on, but if you navigate your tree on the left side you should be able to see your X Y Z planes and Datum axis for each. You can select your plane from there. draw your circle where it needs to be vertically, then when you extrude it you can give a start and end point etc. there are several ways, its going to come down to the detail you need and how comfortable you are with the modeling.

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    that helped me get one of the holes that is located on a face, but i need to places a second hole on the OD of a cylinder.

    I have two verticle planes perpendicular to each other intersecting with a point on the surface where i want the hole located. with the hole command i pick the point, but when i pick direction i am unable to get the hole to pass through the CL of the cylinder. in sketcher i am unable to draw a circle on the point.

    I've thought that i need a horizontle plane, but being a cylindericle part i dont have a horizontle face with which to align the plane.

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    got it! i see now what you mean about using the model tree. i picked the XZ Plane. that got it. thanks again.

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    glad it worked. It can be frustrating dealing with planes if the first part you drew is a cylinder and you dont know about selecting planes from your model tree

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    Takes a few goes to work out how to place a plane on a cylinder, easy once you know how.
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