Hole Command in Siemens NX – Detailed Explanation

The Hole command of Siemens NX is a very extensive tool that you can create nearly all types of holes. So, it is very easy to do it with your Hole command. Check which kinds of things that you can create with this command in Siemens NX.

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How to Drill Standard Simple Hole in Siemens NX?

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

How To Drill Standard-Sized Threaded Holes In Siemens NX®?

To drill the standard-sized threaded hole in Siemens NX®, click on the Hole command as shown by the red arrow above.

After entering the Hole command, select the Threaded Hole from the pop-up menu as shown by the green arrow above in Siemens NX®.

In the Position section shown by the red box above, you need to select the face that you want to create the holes on it as shown by the green arrow above.

Above the All Adjustments of the Hole;

After the face is selected, a special section will be opened. In this section, you can select the exact hole locations by putting points with your mouse as shown by the green arrows above. If you complete the specification of points, click on Finish from the right-top section to turn back to the Hole command.

You can select the direction of your threaded holes from the red box;

Normal To Face: The threaded hole is drilled normally into the selected face.

Along with Vector: Also you can select a line or an axis to define the hole’s direction from the drawing scheme in Siemens NX®.

In Thread Dimensions, select the hole size as shown by the red box above such as M10X1.5, M20X2.5, etc. in Siemens NX®.

Select a radial to engage value for your threaded hole in the Hole command either 0.75 or 0.5. Also, you can enter your custom value if you select a Custom option in a red box above in Siemens NX®.

You can select a standard depth type from a red box such as 1.5xDiameter which will define the up to where the threads of the hole will be drilled.

Custom: You can enter a custom value for thread depth.

Full: You can make the full-threaded hole by selecting it from the red box above.

As you know thread geometries are generally right-handed or left-handed. Select one of them from above for your threaded hole.

Enter These Values

You can select a depth determination method as in the red box above in Siemens NX®;

Value: You will enter a depth value for the threaded hole.

Until Selected: The depth of the threaded hole will be drilled up to the selected face or feature in this method.

Until Next: The depth of the threaded hole will be drilled up to other features in its extension.

Through Body: The whole body will be drilled.

And Also,

The depth option will be determined according to this selection;

Cylinder Bottom: Depth will be determined according to cylinder bottom as shown by the red arrow.

Cone Tip: Depth will be determined according to the cone tip as shown by the green arrow.

You can enter an angle value to define the cone tip angle as shown by the green arrow above.

Also, you can Enable the Relief option in the green box that gives the geometric shapes as shown by the green arrows above.

You can enable or disable the Relief Chamfer for the threaded hole that will be drilled in Siemens NX®.

Also, you can adjust the chamfering options for the threaded hole as shown by the green arrow above in Siemens NX®. Also, you can enable or disable this.

You can select a threaded hole standard such as ANSI, DIN, etc. And you can define a Tolerance value as shown by the green arrow above.

Click OK to finish the threaded hole drilling operation as shown by the red arrow above.

Countersunk Screw Clearance Hole in Siemens NX?

To drill the countersunk screw clearance hole in Siemens NX, click on the Hole command as shown by the red arrow above.

After entering the Hole command, select the Screw Clearance Hole from the pop-up menu as shown by the red arrow above Siemens NX.

In the Position section shown by the red box above, you need to select the face that you want to create the holes on it as shown by the red arrow above.

After the face is selected, a special section will be opened. In this section, you can select the exact hole locations by putting points with your mouse as shown by the arrows above. If you complete the specification of points, click on Finish from the right-top section to turn back to the Hole command.

You can select the direction of your countersunk screw clearance holes from the red box;

Normal To Face: The countersunk screw clearance hole is drilled normally to the selected face.

Along Vector: Also you can select a line or an axis to define the hole’s direction from the drawing scheme in Siemens NX.

You need to select the Countersunk screw clearance hole form as shown by red box above in Siemens NX.

And also, select the countersunk screw type as shown in a red box that is one type of it; Socket Flat Head 10642.

Other Adjustments…

And then, select a standard screw size from the red box region such as M10, M12, etc. in the Siemens NX Hole command.

And then, select a Fit situation for the screw hole such as Close, Normal, or Loose. Also, you can define it as Custom by yourself according to your mechanical application.

Also…

You can select a depth determination method as in red box above in Siemens NX;

Value: You will enter a depth value for the countersunk screw clearance hole.

Until Selected: The depth of the countersunk screw clearance hole will be drilled up to the selected face or feature in this method.

Until Next: The depth of the countersunk screw clearance hole will be drilled up to other features in its extension.

Through Body: The whole body will be drilled.

The depth option will be determined according to this selection;

Cylinder Bottom: Depth will be determined according to the cylinder bottom as shown by the red arrow.

Cone Tip: Depth will be determined according to the cone tip as shown by the green arrow.

Also, you can enter an angle value to define the cone tip angle as shown by the green arrow above.

So, you can Enable the Relief option in the green box that gives the geometric shapes as shown by the green arrows above.

And then, you can adjust the chamfering options for the countersunk screw clearance hole as shown by the green arrow above in Siemens NX. After that, you can enable or disable them.

And then, you can select a countersunk screw clearance hole standard such as ANSI, DIN, etc. And you can define a Tolerance value as shown by the green arrow above.

Click OK to finish the countersunk screw clearance hole drilling operation.

How To Drill  Counterbored Screw Clearance Hole In Siemens NX?

To drill the counterbored screw clearance hole in Siemens NX, click on the Hole command as shown by the red arrow above.

After entering to the Hole command, select the Screw Clearance Hole from the pop up menu as shown by red arrow above in Siemens NX.

In Position section shown by red box above, you need to select the face that you want to create the holes on it as shown by red arrow above.

After the face is selected, a special section will be opened. In this section, you can select the exact hole locations by putting points with your mouse as shown by the red arrows above. If you complete the specification of points, click on Finish from the right-top section to turn back to the Hole command.

Also…

You can select the direction of your counterbored screw clearance holes from the red box;

Normal To Face: The counterbored screw clearance hole is drilled normally to the selected face.

Along Vector: Also you can select a line or an axis to define the hole’s direction from the drawing scheme in Siemens NX.

You need to select the Counterbored screw clearance hole form as shown by the red box above in Siemens NX.

So, select the counterbored screw type as shown in the red box above such as; Socket Head, Shoulder Screw, Cheese Head, Pan Head, Hex Head, etc.

And also, select a standard screw size from the red box region such as M10, M15, etc. in the Siemens NX Hole command.

Furthermore, select a Fit situation for the screw hole such as Close, Normal, or Loose. Also, you can define it as Custom by yourself according to your mechanical application.

And Other Parameters

You can select a depth determination method as in the red box above in Siemens NX;

Value: You will enter a depth value for the counterbored screw clearance hole.

Until Selected: The depth of counterbored screw clearance hole will be drilled up to the selected face or feature in this method.

Until Next: The depth of counterbored screw clearance hole will be drilled up to other features in its extension.

Through Body: The whole body will be drilled.

The depth option will be determined according to this selection;

Cylinder Bottom: Depth will be determined according to the cylinder bottom as shown by the red arrow.

Cone Tip: Depth will be determined according to the cone tip as shown by the green arrow.

And then, you can enter an angle value to define the cone tip angle as shown by the green arrow above.

And also, you can adjust the chamfering options for counterbored screw clearance holes as shown by the green arrow above in Siemens NX. So, you can enable or disable them.

Also, you can select a counterbored screw clearance hole standard such as ANSI, DIN, etc. And you can define a Tolerance value as shown by the green arrow above.

Click OK to finish the counterbored screw clearance hole drilling operation.

How to Drill Standard Simple Screw Clearance Holes in Siemens NX?

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

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

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

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

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

You need to specify your own simple screw clearance hole dimensions in Siemens NX;

Diameter, Start Chamfer, and End Chamfer values are adjusted automatically as shown by the green boxes above. You need to enter these values of simple screw clearance holes;

Other Parameters

Depth: Depth of the simple screw clearance holes as shown by the green arrow above.

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

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 screw clearance hole.

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

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

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

You can adjust the depth of the simple screw clearance hole 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 you are done with the adjustments for your simple screw clearance hole drilling operation in Siemens NX, click OK or Apply to complete it.

How to Drill Standard Drill Size Holes in Siemens NX?

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

After entering the Hole command in Siemens NX, you need to select the Drill Size Hole as shown by the blue box above from the pop-up menu.

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

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

Enter the required parameters to drill size holes.

Other Important Parameters

You need to specify your own drill size hole dimensions in Siemens NX;

Diameter: The diameter value of the drilled geometry as shown by the blue arrow above.

Depth: It is the depth value of the whole drilled geometry as shown by the red arrow above.

Tip Angle: It is the tip cone angle of drilled drill size hole as shown by the green arrow.

Start and End Chamfer: You can obtain chamfered holes at the starting and ending places by entering chamfer values and their offset values as shown by orange and yellow arrows.

You can select a Depth Limit method to drill size holes as shown by the blue box above:

Value: Enter a depth value for the drill size hole.

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

Until Next: It drills the drill size hole up to the Next feature.

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

You can adjust the depth of the drill size hole as shown in the blue 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 you are done with the adjustments for your drill size hole drilling operation in Siemens NX, click OK or Apply to complete it.

Standard Tapered Holes in Siemens NX?

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

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.

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

Also, to drill tapered holes on Siemens NX parts, select the Tapered form from the Form And Dimensions tab as shown by the red box above.

Specify the Dimensions of the Tapered Hole

You need to specify your tapered hole dimensions in Siemens NX;

Diameter: Enter the diameter of the tapered hole geometry as shown by the red arrow above.

Taper Angle: Enter an angle value that will define the decrement of the diameter of the tapered hole geometry as shown by the green arrow.

Depth: Enter a depth value for tapered hole geometry as shown by the blue arrow.

And then, you can select a Depth Limit method to drill tapered holes as shown by the blue box above:

Value: Enter a depth value for the tapered hole.

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

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

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

You can adjust the depth of the tapered 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.

Finally, after you are done with the adjustments for your tapered hole drilling operation in Siemens NX, click OK or Apply to complete it.

So, we drilled the tapered holes to the Siemens NX part with the Hole command.

Standard Countersunk Hole in Siemens NX?

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

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.

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

And then, to drill countersunk holes on Siemens NX parts, select the Countersunk form from the Form And Dimensions tab as shown by the green box above.

Define the Countersunk Hole Parameters

Also, you need to specify your countersunk hole dimensions in Siemens NX;

C-Sink Diameter: It is the diameter of the head of the countersunk geometry as shown by the red arrow.

C-Sink Angle: It is the head angle as shown by the green arrow above of countersunk hole geometry.

Diameter: It is the body diameter of the counter sunk geometry as shown by the blue arrow.

Depth: It is the total depth of the countersunk hole as shown by the yellow arrow.

Tip Angle: Countersunk hole cone’s angle as shown by the orange arrow.

And then, you can select a Depth Limit method to drill countersunk holes as shown by the red box above:

Value: Enter a depth value for the countersunk hole.

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

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

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

You can adjust the depth of the countersunk 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.

Finally, after you are done with the adjustments for your countersunk hole drilling operation in Siemens NX, click OK or Apply to complete it.

We drilled countersunk holes to the Siemens NX parts as above.

How to Drill Counterbored Hole in Siemens NX?

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

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.

And then, you need to select the whole hole locations that you want to drill counterbored geometry, you need to just click on the locations as shown b the red arrows above. After you finished it, click on the Finish button as shown by the red box above in Siemens NX.

After that, to drill counterbored holes on Siemens NX parts, select the Counterbored form from the Form And Dimensions tab as shown by the red box above.

Geometric Dimensions of Counterbored Hole

So, you need to specify your own counterbored hole dimensions in Siemens NX;

C-Bore Diameter: It is the top side diameter of the counterbore as shown by the red arrow.

C-Bore Depth: It is the depth of the top side of the counterbore as shown by the blue arrow.

Diameter: It is the main body of counterbore size as shown by the green arrow.

Depth: It is the sum of the depth of the whole counterbore hole as a magenta arrow.

Tip Angle: The angle of the cone o the drilled counterbore hole as shown by the turquoise arrow.

Also, you can select a Depth Limit method to drill counterbored holes:

Value: Enter a depth value for the counterbored hole.

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

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

Through Body: It drills the whole body to that counterbored geometry belongs.

And also, you can adjust the depth of the counterbored hole as shown in the red box above;

Cylinder Bottom: Program will adjust the 40mm depth according to the cylinder bottom.

Cone Tip: Command will adjust the 40mm depth according to the cone tip.

After you are done with the adjustments for your counterbored hole drilling operation in Siemens NX, click OK or Apply to complete it.

Conclusion

As you see above, drilling different kinds of standard holes is very simple in Siemens NX. You just need to make the adjustments professionally.

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