If the bolt holes were put in using Pattern, or Array, you can use Create Component Array.
This will keep the pattern of the holes and the assembly constraints applied to the bolt.
Although in NX8.5.3, it is becoming more a hit or miss issue.
It will not consistently work, and I have to go back and manually add each part.
YES, It’s possible with NX what you are looking for.
I’m using it for a quite sometime now to automate my design process. I couldn’t find any valuable literature on this topic as most of the NX users aren’t aware of this kind of powerful functionality you find in other software. So I had to do a lot of research in NX, trials and errors to make it work. Unfortunately, most of the pioneer NX users haven’t seen out of the box methods to make their life easier and it’s hard to convince them to use new features.
Anyway, If you haven’t found a method yet, let me know, so I can take some time to compile the instructions going through my notes.
Over the weekend I typed the following:
This is what you have to do: (it’s very easy.)
Since Sketch, Hole and Pattern Components are relatively new commands, most of the NX long timers don’t understand what their potential is. Trying to explain this is like signing to a deaf elephant.
P.S. According to my previous experience, these new features still have a vast spectrum to develop further. I feel they are still rough and rigid.