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Favorites holes

Status: Accepted
by eseich21 on ‎04-23-2013 10:49 PM

nomally Kinds of holes size and types are defined.

so if i have my pre-definded list or my favorie hole list, it will be faster to make holes.


Status: Accepted
Accepted idea [US18459]. Thanks!
by kevin.park on ‎06-02-2013 10:57 PM

[Inventor Wish] in detail.
Imagine that hundreds of hole on one plate.(it's normal case for industrial machineries)
Many customers have requested " favorite hole definition feature" for a long time.
Industrial machinery users are spending a lot of time to set hole size and type everytime.

The kinds of holes are particularly defined in real world.  for example "M3 Tap Hole Thru"  ,  "M4 Tap Hole Thru " , "M4 C'bore Thru" etc.
[ex: "M3 Tap hole thru" will be thru hole with 3.4 mm diameter]
[ex: " M4 C'bore will be 5.5 mm Couterbore 6.5mm DP and 4.5 hole thru]
anything can be defined by users.

Most of case, people in one comapany already knows the size, type height and everything
from those "defined name"
so if we have favorite hole definition in hole wizard, it will be very nice.
and users may just simply choose one from their favorite hole list.

by ehyu on ‎06-03-2013 12:42 AM

good idea

by sylee on ‎06-03-2013 12:45 AM

i need


Favorites holes !!!!



by jmkim on ‎06-03-2013 01:29 AM

I strongly recommend it

We must update it!!!

by kevin.park on ‎06-03-2013 11:30 PM

and Solidworks has it already.


by *Pro on ‎06-06-2013 07:44 AM

Inventor has this too just set it up in the spread sheet.


 Make a tab called favorite holes you can have names or sizes to call out the holes.



by eseich21 on ‎06-09-2013 06:53 PM

As many kudos says, no one knows even if it is possible.

becuase it's not easy to set it in Excel by users.

it must be very instinct , easy and simple like a configuration dialogue box.

is it a high technology?

by kevin.park on ‎07-24-2013 07:21 PM

Here is the UI I'm thinking.

Favorite Hole.jpg

by Employee on ‎07-25-2013 11:57 AM
Status changed to: Accepted
Accepted idea [US18459]. Thanks!
by Lubo-PT on ‎10-01-2013 12:37 PM

Good idea. But why only favorite holes? I would appreciate also favorite threads (not only hole threads), tolerances...

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