Counterbore Holes in Siemens NX(Illustrated Explanation)

Counterbore Holes in Siemens NX(Illustrated Explanation)

In this article, we will show you how to obtain a standard-sized counterbore screw clearance hole in parts of Siemens NX. You know that people use the standard holes in machine parts and also counterbore screw clearance holes for bolt assemblies in mechanical systems. So, Siemens NX has a special tool to obtain these standard counterbore screw clearance holes. And, we start with the how-to drill standard counterbore screw clearance holes to parts by using the Hole command in Siemens NX. It is very easy to obtain counterbore holes in Siemens NX.

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How to Drill Standard Counterbore Screw Clearance Holes in Siemens NX®?

Click on the Hole command in Siemens NX.
Click on the Hole command.

Firstly, to drill a standard-size counterbore screw clearance hole to parts in Siemens NX, you need to click on the Hole command as shown by the red arrow above.

Select the screw clearance hole.
Select the Counterbore screw clearance Hole.

Secondly, after entering the Hole command in Siemens NX, you need to select the Counterbore screw clearance Hole as shown by the blue box above from the pop-up menu.

Select the counterbored hole in Siemens NX.
Select counterbored screw clearance form.

Thirdly, to drill counterbored screw clearance holes on Siemens NX parts, select the Counterbored form from the Form And Dimensions tab as shown by the blue box above.

Select the counterbore screw type.
Select the Screw Type.

And, there are some kinds of standard counterbore screw holes in Siemens NX types. Select one of them as shown by the blue box above.

Select the size of the screw.
Select your Screw Size.

You need to select your standard screw size as shown by the blue box in the Hole command.

Select the screw fit.
Select the fit of the hole.

You can select the fit option between the hole and the screw clearance from the blue box above.

Enter the required values to create counterbore holes in Siemens NX.
Enter the required values for counterbore screw clearance.

Specifying Counterbore Screw Clearance Hole Dimensions

Also you need to specify your own counterbore screw clearance hole dimensions in Siemens NX;

You can adjust C-Bore diameter, C-Bore Depth, Diameter, and Start-Neck-End Chamfers automatically according to selected standards from previous steps as shown by the red and green boxes above. You need to enter the values of;

Depth: Depth of the counterbore screw clearance hole in Siemens NX as shown by the red arrow.

Tip Angle: The angle of the cone o the drilled counterbore screw clearance hole as shown by the blue arrow in Siemens NX.

Select the counterbore screw selection.
You can select Depth Limit.

Depth Limit Adjustments

You can select a Depth Limit method to drill counterbore holes in Siemens NX as shown by the green box above:

Value: Enter a depth value for counterbore screw clearance hole in Siemens NX.

Until Selected: It drills the hole up to the selected feature.

Until Next: It drills the counterbore screw clearance hole up to the Next feature.

Through Body: It drills the whole body which counterbored screw clearance hole geometry belongs.

Select the depth option.
Select one of them.

You can adjust the depth of the counterbore hole in Siemens NX as shown in the green box above;

Cylinder Bottom: 40mm depth will be adjusted according to the cylinder bottom.

Cone Tip: 40mm depth will be adjusted according to the cone tip.

After that, you complete the adjustments for your counterbored screw clearance hole drilling operation in Siemens NX®, click OK or Apply to complete it.

You created counterbore screw holes in Siemens NX.
The counterbored screw clearance hole is obtained.

Above all, There are various tools in Siemens NX® that you can create various holes and shapes on 3D parts. With these tools, you can create standard holes and features in Siemens NX®. Check other commands about Siemens NX® hole modeling.

As you can see above you created a counterbored screw clearance hole in the Siemens NX® part with the Hole command.

Conclusion

So, Siemens NX® provides various kinds of hole commands to drill different kinds of holes on parts. As you see, you can generate counterbored holes like above in Siemens NX®.

Do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about drilling standard counterbored holes in Siemens NX®.

NOTE: We used the screenshots and images for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of Siemens NX®.

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