ST7 Hole Database

Valued Contributor
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Whenever I open properties for a hole, I get the warning message:

"Duplicate diameters were found for the same thread family identifier defining threads. Make sure there are no duplicate diameters for the same thread family identifier in the threaded database."

I have opened the excel file and I have looked and looked, but I can find no duplicates. I don't think I have ever modified this database, so I don't understand how there can be duplicates. Is this some known issue? This happens with every standard: DIN, ISO, etc.

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Re: ST7 Hole Database

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Did you examine all the columns for duplicate diameter values?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: ST7 Hole Database

Valued Contributor
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I did. I didn't find any. However I did notice that it only happens on that part file. When I start a new part I don't have the problem.

Re: ST7 Hole Database

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Yes that is a problem in 7. it's due to the new hole.txt. All you need to do when this happen is. Edit the hole/tap, change it size and then change it back. Or delete the hole n the profile anfd apply a new one. By doing this your using the new hole size from the new hole.txt file. This should stop it.

Re: ST7 Hole Database

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Maybe someone can explain what goes on with the \preferences\holes.txt file relative to the \preferences\holes\*.xls files.

 

I changed the ANSI Inch.xlsx file, adding a hole size that was lacking. This thread prompted me to look at holes.txt and I noticed it was modified on the same date as the Excel file was.

 

I don't remember when the Excel files were instituted, ST8 I guess, but does SE still need holes.txt so that it changes it automatically according to what happens in the Excel files?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: ST7 Hole Database

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ok, from my take on this. in ST7 i think, they added ANSI Inch.xlsx and removed holes.txt. holes.txt isn't even in my default folder. I just use ANSI Inch.xls. This why you have problem's with old files, the info don't match the new file

Re: ST7 Hole Database

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The problem file was created in ST8.

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got me on that, havent it happen since i've cnaged to 8