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How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

Articles Tips and Tricks Naqibullah M 3 June 2020

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Hole Wizard is a great and handy tool in Solidworks that reduces the burden of creating standard holes of various types.

This blog specifically shows how to create holes on non-planar solid faces and control its position using a 3D sketch environment. Without further ado, below are the steps:

1. On the Features tab click Hole Wizard How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Hole > Wizard, set the PropertyManager options, and click How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face:

How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

2. Set the hole type and its parameters:

How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

3. Switch to the Positions tab and click on 3D sketch to place the hole on the cylindrical face (representing the non-planar face here):

How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

4. Click the face the place a Point representing the center of the hole:

How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

5. The center of the hole can be constrained using lines, dimensions, and relations. This is due to being in 3D sketch mode:

How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

 

How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

 

How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid face

Click OK How to create and position holes on a non-planar solid faceonce the 3D sketch is fully defined, indicated at the status bar.

Naqibullah M
Applications Engineer
Central Innovation, QLD

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