In general engineering applications, the geometries or machine parts have standard hole sized that drilled on them for being proper for screws, etc. attached to them. Thus if you make a machine part design in Solidworks®, there is a special tool that you could drill standard-sized holes to 3D geometries, called Hole Wizard. In this article, we will tell about how to use the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks, and what is the feature of the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks.
How to Use Hole Wizard in Solidworks?
For example, if you want to drill standard holes on a part above, to do it you need to open the Hole Wizard in Solidworks as shown by the red arrow above.
After opening the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks, you could select your hole type from the red box above, and you could select the standard of that hole such as AISI, DIN, etc. from the yellow box.
Select the Type of the Screw in the Hole Wizard in Solidworks
Also, the hole types have appeared below the Standard selection box that we told above in the Hole Wizard command, you could select your hole type according to the selected standards. These hole types, for example, belong to AISI standards.
In the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks, you could also select the Hole size according to the selected standards. For example in AISI standards, the hole size changes to M5, M6, etc…
You could select the fitting of your hole in the Hole Wizard in Solidworks. Loose will drill your hole to make a loose-fitting with its bolt, close will be very tight for its bolt when you assemble it.
Select the Hole Drilling Method
When you specified your standard hole specifications in the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks, you can select the method of your hole from these options above;
Through All: Your hole will drill from all the geometries in the drawing screen in the hole direction with the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks.
Up To Next: The hole will drill up the next geometry after the first drilled geometry. The next geometry or feature will drill with the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks.
Up To Vertex: The hole drill up to the vertex that you selected in drawing with the Hole Wizard in Solidworks®.
Up To Surface: The hole drill up to the surface of geometry or a feature in drawing with the Hole Wizard in Solidworks®.
Offset From Surface: You could start the drilling operation from a distance that you entered from a surface that was selected in the drawing with the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks®.
So you could specify other technical features of your home, these options are very advanced that you could specify according to your requirements in the Hole Wizard command.
Anf then, the whole adjustments are done in the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks, you need to specify hole locations by clicking on the Positions tab in the Hole Wizard command as shown by the green arrow above.
Select the Locations of the Holes
So you could select the locations of your hole by simply clicking on the required points on the geometry’s surface in the Hole Wizard in Solidworks.
So you could complete the obtaining standard holes in the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks® by clicking on the green yes symbol as shown by the green arrow above.
Finally, you can see the standard drilled holes above the 3D geometry by using the Hole Wizard command in Solidworks®.
Above all, Solidworks® provides various useful commands to obtain required 3D and 2D shapes effectively. Check the other useful commands in Solidworks® to create 3D shapes effectively.
- Inserting Parts into Solidworks® Assemblies
- Creating Surfaces Effectively with Lofting Method in Solidworks®
- Creating Surfaces with Sweep Method Effectively in Solidworks®
- Creating Revolved Surfaces Effectively in Solidworks®
- Surface Extrusion in Solidworks® to Create Surfaces
So, the use of the Hole Wizard tool is very easy in Solidworks® to create 3D standard-sized holes.
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