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SolidWorks® 2010 Bible by Matt Lombard

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Chapter 17. Using Hole Wizard and Toolbox

The Hole Wizard and Toolbox are two applications that go together because they both work from a single database of matching hole and fastener sizes. One of the most useful examples of combining these two applications is the capability to automatically place holes through multiple parts and put appropriately sized screws and hardware into the holes, all in one step. The hole knows which fastener, or stack of fasteners, needs to go together.

Many automatic aspects of Toolbox exist, and the concept behind the combination of Toolbox and the Hole Wizard is compelling due to the level of shared information and automation. This chapter aims to give you the information you need to decide how to implement and use Toolbox in your work.

Using the Hole Wizard

Using the Hole Wizard
  1. Pre-select the face to put the holes on, although this is not required. SolidWorks 2010 no longer requires pre-selection to avoid 3D placement sketches; the Hole Wizard now used 2D sketches by default.

  2. Select the type of hole; for example, counterbored, countersunk, drilled hole, tapped hole, pipe tap, or legacy.

  3. Set the standard to be used, such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) inch, ANSI metric, or ISO (International Organization ...

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