Drilling Standard Holes in Siemens NX – Illustrated Explanation

Drilling Standard Holes in Siemens NX – Illustrated Explanation

In this article, we will show you how to obtain standard-sized simple holes in parts of Siemens NX. You know that we use the standard holes in machine parts. And also we use simple holes for bolt assemblies in mechanical systems. So, Siemens NX has a special tool to obtain these standard-size holes. We start with how to drill standard simple holes to parts by using the Hole command in Siemens NX.

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How to Drill Standard Simple Hole in Siemens NX?

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

Firstly, to drill standard-size simple holes to parts in Siemens NX, you need to click on the Hole command as shown by the red arrow above.

Select the General Hole.
Select the hole locations to drill standard simple holes.

Secondly, you need to specify hole locations on the Siemens NX part by clicking on the Points dialog as shown by the red arrow above.

Specify the points for the standard holes in Siemens NX.
Select hole locations by clicking on the part.

Also, you need to select the whole hole locations that you want to drill in simple geometry, you need to just click on the locations as shown by the red arrows above. After that, click on the Finish button as shown by the red box above in Siemens NX.

Select the Simple form.
Select a simple form.

To drill simple holes on Siemens NX parts, select the Simple form from the Form And Dimensions tab as shown by the red box above.

Enter the Dimensions of Holes

Define the dimensions of the Holes.
Adjust the geometric dimensions of simple hole geometry.

And then, you need to specify your simple hole dimensions in Siemens NX;

Diameter: It is the diameter value of the simple hole we drill as shown by the red arrow above.

Depth: This is the depth of the simple holes as shown by blue arrows.

Tip Angle: This is the tip cone’s angle of the drilled simple hole as shown by the green arrow.

Enter the values.
You can select Depth Limit.

Also, you can select a Depth Limit method to drill simple holes as shown by the green box above:

Value: Enter a depth value for a simple hole.

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

Until Next: It drills the simple hole up to the Next feature.

Through Body: It drills the whole body that simple hole geometry belongs.

Depth To options.
Select one of them.

You can adjust the depth of the simple hole as shown in the red 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, click OK or Apply to complete it.

Creating standard holes in Siemens NX is very simple like this.

The simple coned hole is drilled on the Siemens NX part with the Hole command.

Conclusion

So, drilling standard holes in Siemens NX is very simple.

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Above all, Siemens NX provides various kinds of other tools. So, you can check these other tools and features below.

Creating Quick Cylinders in Siemens NX(Illustrated Expression)

Creating Quick Cone and Conic Geometries in Siemens NX(Illustrated Expression)

Extracting Faces From Bodies in Siemens NX(Illustrated Expression)

Edge Drafting Method in Siemens NX(Illustrated Expression)

Shell Command in Siemens NX(Illustrated Expression)

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