How to Accurately Position Holes in Layout Sketches


show more SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard has several applications for optimizing your CAD drawings. This online tutorial illustrates how simple it is to use this interface to position holes in a layout sketch, a predefined sketch, or even within a 3D environment. You will also learn how to choose the hole type, the type of screw/implement, the size, and type of fit. show less
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Positioning holes in layout sketches

When using the Hole Wizard, we can use layout sketches from within the Hole Wizard interface. Or we can use predefined sketches to place the holes. We can also use the Hole wizard in a 3D environment that plays holes on multiple faces from multiple angles. To get started, let's go ahead and take a look at the first method. I'm going to choose the top face, and then I'll click on Hole wizard. In this case here, I'm going to come on down to the type of hole. Which is going to be a counter board hole. And then I'm going to come down to ANSI inch, and I'm going to use a socket head cap screw, and I'm going to choose a three eighths hole, normal fit.

And my condition is Up to Next. And I'm not going to add any other things here, just going to go over to Positions. Now, anywhere I place a point is going to automatically add that hole. But before I start placing a bunch of holes, I'd like to actually create a layout sketch to define where those are going to be. So what I&#...

Positioning holes in layout sketches
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SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard has several applications for optimizing your CAD drawings. This online tutorial illustrates how simple it is to use this interface to position holes in a layout sketch, a predefined sketch, or even within a 3D environment. You will also learn how to choose the hole type, the type of screw/implement, the size, and type of fit.

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