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How to add a custom thread to an existing thread profile

Tips and Tricks Articles Naqibullah M 25 September 2019

Trying to create a thread profile in Solidworks from scratch can be a hustle sometimes, therefore using the existing thread profiles is less time consuming and prone to be errors free.

This blog shows the steps to duplicate and edit existing thread profiles without altering the original thread files.

1. Go to options > File Locations > from the drop-down menu choose thread Profiles > observe the location as shown below:

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

2. Open the desired thread file, in this case, Metric Die is chosen from the location observed in the previous step.

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

3. Once the file is opened, switch to Configuration Manager tab and then add a Configuration as shown below:

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

4. In the Configuration Properties panel, add the custom thread’s name and description accordingly i.e. M52x2. Set the BOM options to Configuration Name as shown below. Click OK once done.

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

5. As shown below, switch to the Feature Manager Tree and edit the Profile Sketch.

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

6. Save As the file in the same location, with a different name i.e. “Metric Die 2”.

7. Create a new Part file.

8. From the Features Tab and under Hole Wizard, choose Thread as shown below:

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

9. Select the edge of the cylinder for thread location.

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

10. Under Specification, choose the custom thread type saved earlier and choose the custom size accordingly.

How to add a custom thread using existing standards

I hope you find this blog helpful

 

Naqibullah M
Applications Engineer
Central Innovation, QLD

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