SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Defining Hole Depths

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Controlling the depth of your holes using the SOLDWORKS hole wizard or advanced holes just got easier in 2020. You now have the ability to control if you want to measure to the shoulder or all the way to the drill tip. Previously we were only able to measure to the shoulder. This new functionality applies to the following end conditions: Blind Up to Vertex Up to Surface Offset from Surface This is a small change, but it gives a […]

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Graduate to Advanced Holes

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ADVANCED Holes?! I bet you never thought that holes were so complex that there needed to be an ‘Advanced’ Holes feature? Well, holes themselves are typically not that difficult to create. In SOLIDWORKS, these are our counterbores, thru holes, tapped holes, etc. However, there are a lot of industries that require creating multi-stepped holes, meaning multiple hole features stacked in series. This, of course, could be done already, but not in the most ideal way.  You would have to create […]

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Adding same size hole wizard hole to other faces

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Have you ever come across an issue where you need to add an additional hole to a sheet metal part?  The issue is, if you have a hole wizard hole on a face of a sheet metal part.  If you later need to add the same size hole to another face you cannot just edit the hole wizard feature and place on another face because you lose the 3D sketch option when you edit feature (if 3d sketch was not […]

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