Here is attached screen shot of 3 parts assembly: a square tube and 2 symmetrical brackets. I need to "drill" the square tube through the hole of the bracket for bolt fastener.
Solidworks does not allow me to choose existing hole in the bracket. Note: Solidworks does not allow to use 2 of the same parts for hole series. So I tried to suppress one of the brackets - problem stays the same. I tried to do this hole series in other examples - never succeed selecting existing hole... Why? Can anybody point me to example where existing hole is used in assembly to propagate a hole series?
YES you can't, BUT actually you can do it. The only thing is the method is wrong.
1_ In assembly, right click on part which you intend to drill a hole, a selection tool window will pop up, from there select tool called "Edit Part".
2_ Eventually, your workspace will change to Part layout, but still in Assembly mode, how do you know? The part you are editing will be in BLUE in FeatureManager Design Tree.
3_ From There, do a sketch on selected surface.
Sorry, so you are using "Hole Series" from "Assembly Features" by selecting Existing Hole in the first component?
FIRST: How do you create the hole in main component, using Cut-Extrude OR Hole Wizard?
Second: Existing Hole in Hole series don't work with Cut-Extrude feature, ONLY work with Hole Wizard. Please see my sample.
AttachmentsHole Series.SLDASM, 364 KB
Thanks Akmar. This is exactly what I ended up doing - editing my parts within assembly. Still, my question remained and even larger now - what is the purpose of the "hole series" if the most obvious utility of it suppose to be a propagation to other parts of the assembly of the hole already made in one part... Am i missing another purpose of this assembly feature?
Akmar, you fully answered my question. THank you very much. I tried the sample and it worked. My confusion came from this limitation not been documented in Solidworks help files. How did you find this? I guess most of holes in making parts are created by extruded cuts and it is natural that they are tried to be used for a hole series propagation to end with frustration.
hi, thanks for your response. Extrude-Cut is something different, because it don't have specific mechanical data library. But, the beauty of Hole wizard because of it's data library, which mean you don't to re-sketch over and over again. Simply pin point where you want to be, and you can select variable library, either ISO, DIN, BSI, JIS or son, all complete in one library. And that's why they made Hole Series to cut down drawing timing process. If you are working fastening parts, then, this Hole Wizard and Hole Series is best suited for you. In new Version, mine is 2012, have slot hole in hole wizard, that more interesting to use, mine don't have.
Yes you can as Akbar explained but only using a hole wizard for the first part/hole to be propagated through other parts.
yeaaah you can't , but you can copy the part with the keyboard
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