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Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

Last post 09-27-2010 12:51 PM by djnelson75. 10 replies.
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  • 10-20-2009 1:10 AM

    Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    I would like to have a much better way to edit and create holes in SpaceClaim. 

     

    Jon Banquer

    San Diego, CA


  • 10-30-2009 12:42 PM In reply to

    • wph
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    • Gouda, The Netherlands
    • Posts 48

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    Jon, I definately agree with you. It is a lack of functionality I really need for sure. For instance, how can I simply create a bore hole with an angled bottom etc. See also my post of August 16th 2009 (Hole configuration). I really hope this will be solved in the next release.
  • 11-16-2009 3:14 AM In reply to

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

     Yes, a hole creation and editing tool is badly needed. I have been doing some machinery-like stuff recently and holes took a lot of time to do. A hole tool should at least provide such things as bore type, core/thread diameter, shaft/thread lenght and bottom type. 

     And while we're at it: A bolt/screw tool would also be nice, though a bit less important. I'm not talking a bolt library, just a tool that creates the most frequently used standard bolts from user input: Head type, thread type and thread/shaft lenght.

    Martin

     (Roman: It seems Firefox is working with the forum again, now!)

  • 07-03-2010 6:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    Bump.

     

    Jon Banquer

    San Diego, CA

  • 09-23-2010 10:54 AM In reply to

    • Dan B
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    • Joined on 05-13-2008
    • Windsor Ontario
    • Posts 12

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

     In my opinion, the lack of a proper "Hole Wizard" is the main reason a lot of designers would pass on SpaceClaim. From a manager's perspective, we can't have designers wasting time modeling countersinks, counterbores, tap drill sizes etc. all day long. This is not a good use of their time. A designer needs to be able to pull out the hole type and size from a wizard and place it quickly. The wizard also has to be user definable so each company can set holes to their standards (for use with downstream feature recognition) and also to customize the list to the fasteners that they use.For example, you don't need a list populated with imperial fastener sizes if you use metric exclusively.

     This is essentially why our main design software is SolidWorks. I show SpaceClaim to the Solidworks users and they are impressed until the subject of holes comes up. 

     Dan

  • 09-24-2010 1:11 AM In reply to

    • wph
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    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    I really would like to hear a comment from SpaceClaim itself when they are planning to integrate this function, together with a hole index table. Also several requests for a good PDM are still pending.....

  • 09-24-2010 3:10 AM In reply to

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    It's good you bumped this one up again, Willem. The hole tool is still badly needed in every day work!
  • 09-26-2010 8:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    Hi All,

     Thank you for bringing up this enhancement suggestion again. A fast way to get the message across to Development on this enhancement is to file an enhancement request via our case submission page : 

    http://www.spaceclaim.com/Support/Support_Case.aspx

    For a current workaround, a fast way it to save a library of hole designs. When required simply bring the desired hole in, move it to place and use the combine tool to cut it in.

     -Sasi

    SpaceClaim Support Team.

     

     

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  • 09-27-2010 10:01 AM In reply to

    • wph
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    • Joined on 08-09-2008
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    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    I suggest/hope that as many as possible users make this enhancement request.
  • 09-27-2010 10:19 AM In reply to

    • Dan B
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    • Joined on 05-13-2008
    • Windsor Ontario
    • Posts 12

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

     I did as was suggested, and submitted the enhancement request. Please, every one take 30 seconds and do it too. Hopefully this will get noticed by the developers.

     Dan

  • 09-27-2010 12:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Hole Recognition / Hole Creation / Hole Editing

    I my opinion, which isn't say much as I am a newer spaceclaim user, is it would be nice to make a particular hole a component that can be used over and over. That way you could have libraries of holes just like other components.
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