being a machinist i often need to layout bolt hole patterns of two three and four holes and calculate x and y coordinents.i cant get the bolt hole tool to respond to my wishes. what should my steps be to generate a diminsionded drawing be when what i know is the radius from the center line of my piece to the center line of the bolt hole pattern and the number and size of the holes.thanks
Ken, The Bolt Hole Circle command is not for creating the circles to represent holes. This command is used to create the center marks and circular centerlint for an existing circular hole pattern. regards, Rick B.
Ken, I have attached an example of an associative bolt hole circle. It took me about five minutes to put this together. Open the file. Make sure Maintain Relationships is enabled. It is on the Tools tab. Make sure that Relationship Handles are enabled. It is on the View tab. 1. Click on the linear dimension at the bottom and change the value. The bolt hole circle will change position. 2. Click on the 100 mm diameter dimension and change the value. The diameter of the bolt hole circle will change. Notice that the circles representing the holes stay connected to the larger circle. The center of the small holes are constrained (connected) to the large circle. 3. Change the 10 mm diameter dimension, notice that all the circles representing the holes change diameter. They are constrained to be equal to eachother. 4. Change the 45 degree dimension. Notice that all the holes move around the larger circle together. Study the constraints and dimensions that are on the objects. Regards, Rick B.