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hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°
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hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°

hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°

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I have a series of slotted counterbores to put into a part and cant figure out how to get the slot going the correct way. It is putting the long side horizontal, and I need it to go vertical. Any ideas or do I just need to turn my head?

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RE: hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°

I had the same problem last week. What I did was use the Hole Wizard to make the slot horizontally, and then edit the sketch to change the center line to Vertical.

Actually, turning your head isn't such a bad idea! Hopefully someone can tell both of us a much easier way.

RE: hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°

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Jackk that was Brilliant!

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RE: hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°

FYI - When you are in the feature you can change the direction when you are in the position option then when you add your first slot that is when you control the direction. You can always edit the feature again and click position and do the same thing as jackk pointed out.

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RE: hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°

Thanks Scott. It wasn't that intuitive, but after re-reading your post and trying several things I finally got it vertical while in the position tab. I'm not sure it was any easier or less clicks than editing.

RE: hole wizard slot, can you turn the holes 90°

It's probably not, but my thought was if you know when you're making the design which direction the slot needs to be, then you can do it then instead of editing it later.

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