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crev64
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Hole Chart in Drawing Environment

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03-19-2013 08:03 AM

I have a lot of scenarios where I have a plate with a bunch of holes (20-50) that I need to do a drawing of. Standard dimensioning is quite cluttered so what I have been doing is creating a hole table. I make a blank table with enough rows for each hole. The columns are hole #, X, Y, and hole type. So I go through and give the X and Y distance from a common point (top left corner) for each hole. This makes it easy to figure out where each hole is when it comes time to drill. I'm current putting these distances in manually which can be error-prone. Is there anyway to have the program fill in these distances and update it whenever there is a change?

Crev64
Autodesk Inventor 2009

Annotate tab/Table panel/Hole table tool.

There is a Hole Table feature built into Inventor to quickly do this for you.

Simply specify the origin and it will complete the X-Y dimensions for you.

 

hole table.JPG

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japike
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Re: Hole Chart in Drawing Environment

03-19-2013 08:08 AM in reply to: crev64

Annotate tab/Table panel/Hole table tool.

Peace,
Jeff
Inventor 2013
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mpatchus
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Re: Hole Chart in Drawing Environment

03-19-2013 08:09 AM in reply to: crev64

There is a Hole Table feature built into Inventor to quickly do this for you.

Simply specify the origin and it will complete the X-Y dimensions for you.

 

hole table.JPG

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crev64
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Re: Hole Chart in Drawing Environment

03-19-2013 08:12 AM in reply to: japike

Thanks guys. My life changed today. 

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mpatchus
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Re: Hole Chart in Drawing Environment

03-19-2013 09:35 AM in reply to: crev64

Certainly beats the heck out of doing it manually.

 

hole table example.JPG

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ScottSwens
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Re: Hole Chart in Drawing Environment

03-07-2014 12:44 PM in reply to: crev64

I am trying to add a set of holes to a chart I created. I right click, row, add hole. Pock the holes I wish to add. I now I am to hit 'create' next but that is grayed out.

 

I even saved my drawing, exited Inventor and reopened.

 

I have opened up the Edit Hole Table dialog box to change the filters even though they are holes.

 

 

Suggestions?

 

I am on Iv 2013

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