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dorman0351
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Registered: ‎03-01-2011
Message 1 of 14 (2,658 Views)

Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

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03-01-2011 06:20 PM

I can drill a hole as needed, but can't thread a hole at all. Not with the Tapped Hole function when drilling the hole, or after drilling the hole then using the Thread Tool. Inventor will just not let me create threads this way outside of cutting a coil.

 

If anyone knows why this is happening, what I'm doing wrong, and could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Registered: ‎12-15-2003
Message 2 of 14 (2,650 Views)

Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

03-01-2011 08:04 PM in reply to: dorman0351

Do you have Microsoft Excell 2003 or 2007 on your system? Has it been run once?

Excel is required for many portions of Inventor to work properly.

 

What version of Inventor are you running?

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dorman0351
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Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

03-01-2011 09:08 PM in reply to: dorman0351

I'm running Inventor Pro 2011.

 

I don't have any Microsoft Office products as I use OpenOffice.org.

I went through my registry and made a change that tells Inventor to use Excel or some other Windows program.

Changed it to use Excel, and everything works fine now, even though I don't have Excel.

 

Appreciate you getting back with me though. Hopefully I don't have to make another post for this.

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blair
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Message 4 of 14 (2,637 Views)

Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

03-01-2011 10:20 PM in reply to: dorman0351

Even though, OpenOffice can read and write Excel files, there are slight changes to the file handling characteristics. The easiest solution to this would be to install Microsoft Excel as listed in the Autodesk Inventor system requirements.

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marco.bellante
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Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

04-14-2012 04:52 AM in reply to: dorman0351

I have the same problem with thread holes, would you mind telling me how you changed your registry to make Inventor use Excel? Thank you in anticipation for your early reply.

 

Marco Bellante

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Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

04-14-2012 04:57 AM in reply to: marco.bellante

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jeaton01
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Registered: ‎04-22-2012
Message 7 of 14 (2,003 Views)

Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

04-22-2012 01:23 PM in reply to: dorman0351

Thanks for the Word doc, fixed my issue!

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marco.bellante
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Message 8 of 14 (1,977 Views)

Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

04-24-2012 09:08 AM in reply to: dorman0351

Thank you, but I managed to create threads shifting from normal user rights to Administrator rights.

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prhudson
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Registered: ‎08-19-2012
Message 9 of 14 (1,747 Views)

Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

08-19-2012 02:14 AM in reply to: dorman0351

When I encountered this problem I found that the project I was working with had the "Design Data" project folder option changed.

 

Some time back, I used the Style Library Manger to create an empty Style Library in a new folder. I then used that empty Style Library as the "Design Data" folder for my project. What I did not realize was that I would lose the

thread functionality when I created the empty style library.

 

If the "Design Data" folder is not the default folder, the "thread.xls" may be missing. Or as in my case, the "thread.xls" was there, but that it was an empty Excel file.

 

Since Inventor fails to find any thread data in the "thread.xls" Excel file, it does not allow for the tread option to be selected.

 

Lesson learned: Never create an empty style library. Always copy the default style library and then modify that copy.

 

 

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olivian.diaconescu
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
Message 10 of 14 (1,504 Views)

Re: Can NOT Thread holes with the Thread Tool. Please Help

11-23-2012 01:31 PM in reply to: dorman0351

Hello,

i have the same problem.The real problem is that my computer are two users.me and adminsitrator.For my account the thread doesn'n work but for administrator  user yes. How could i fix that? There is a solution for my problem?

Best regards,

Olivian

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