Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi,

 

I have problems adding thread to holes in a STEP file.

Sometimes it works, other times not so much.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

 

18 REPLIES

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

could you please try to unlock the dimensions of the holes and it should work...

 

Yasser

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

How do you do that? I dont see a lock when trying to change dim.

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

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Since this is a smart hole, you won't be able to add thread to it using the thread command. All you have to do is select the hole and edit back into it. Then go into the hole properties and change the type of hole to a threaded hole. Capture.JPG

 

This hole shares attributes with holes 27 and 28 though, so if you don't want all three of them changing you need to right click on 26 and choose the Seperate option. 

 

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Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

That worked to some degree Smiley Happy

 

We just realised that the hole in the STEP file we received is too big for G 1/8", but we cannot resize it.

 

If I remember correctly, then it's because it's "blue" and not "red", but the Lock is not next to the meassurement like in a normal part... I think.

 

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

these pictures shows locked & unlocked dimension:

Holes with unlocked dimensions could be get their appropiate thread. But unlocked one generates an Error message.

 

Yasser

unlocked_dimension.jpglocked_dimension.jpg

 

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Phenom
Phenom

locked_unlocked_dimension.jpg

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Yes, but the lock does not show in the video above.

What to do then? Smiley Happy

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Phenom
Phenom

Yes! Sorry...

 

Weisenberger got the solution Smiley Happy

 

You already have your hole. Your methode is good for creating a "New Hole" but not for editing an old one.

 

Yasser

Re: Add thread to hole in a part (step file)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

So I cannot change the size of an existing hole?