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Whole Holes!!! ooooooooOOOOOOOOOOO

Whole Holes!!! ooooooooOOOOOOOOOOO

Whole Holes!!! ooooooooOOOOOOOOOOO

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We have a lot of parts with multiple tapped holes or clearance holes and determining what is what is the only way to place fasteners. When you open a part and click on a hole it does NOT highlight the feature in the model list (yet if you are in an assembly and you click on an item it DOES highlight it in the model list... go figure!). If you right click on it you still can't find more info on it. You have to scroll thru the model list to see what makes the hole highlight.

Is there ANY way to easily determine from a part (or on a part in an assembly) the physical properties of a hole so you can make a determination what fasteners to place????  

What we are currently doing is moving the mouse pointer over the model list in the part file until the feature highlights, then right click on the item in the model list and select Edit Feature.  

Any quicker ways known?????

Thanks!

    ~ Phlyx ~

RE: Whole Holes!!! ooooooooOOOOOOOOOOO

phlyx,

I'm going to send you back to Sean Dotson's webpage. I was going through his tutorial on macros for non programmers and in it he has a link to a macro that will rename the holes in the part file to something that makes sense...size of the hole.

The macro is called RenameHoles...I believe Kent Keller wrote it but I may be wrong.  See if you can find it, that will do exactly what you need it to do.

Alan M. Etzkorn  
Product Engineer
Nixon Tool Co.
www.nixontool.com

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