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Hole Feature - Top and Bottom of Hole Options

Status: Under Review
by Valued Mentor on ‎05-09-2013 07:58 AM

Currently when creating holes, we have the options for Drilled, Counterbore, Spotface and Countersunk from the top only.


It could be beneficial to have these same options to add features to the bottom of the same hole.




Status: Under Review
by Product Support on ‎05-22-2013 03:56 PM

What a great idea!!!

by thijs on ‎05-24-2013 08:35 AM

Great idea.  I would like to add slots to this menu.


I often doubt if i want a hole or a slot. Or when i have build someting and in the next version of the product there must be a slot instead of a hole.


Now i have to delete the hole and create a sketch  with a slot feature en the cut it out. Complete different feature.


Yes i know there is a slot sketch feature in 2014 but thats not what i want!!!!


Thats because you can create a hole on sketch point or concentric or linear. If i have created few holes on a part, i have to create evry single hole again.


iFeauture is not an option, thats always one by one. If you want to edit 25 ifeatures. Thats one by one....

Punch is only to use with point sketches, not with other options you first creates the hole. (lineair/concentric etc)


SolidWorks and Solid Edge has it. I want it in Inventor!!!  Ad it to the bolted connection environment as well !!!

by Valued Mentor on ‎05-24-2013 09:01 AM

Hey thijs,


maybe make another idea post for the slot! it is a great idea, I don't think it belongs in the same feature dialog box as the hole feature, but I agree that the slot should be a feature like the hole feature, not only available as a sketched object and then extruded through.




by Valued Contributor kprom on ‎05-24-2013 12:34 PM

This a great idea.  You would have to add a entry to pick a plane where the c-bore would start.  We spend lots of time reconstraining and remaking holes when counterbores get added to parts.  

by Employee on ‎06-07-2013 08:41 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
by Distinguished Contributor DRoam on ‎08-02-2013 08:03 AM

I'd love to see this feature, I often create a standard hole from a sketch one side of a part, then later in the design process it needs to be counterbored. But half the time the sketch starts the hole from the opposite side of the part that I want counterbored. So I have to delete the sketch and create my hole location sketch from scratch on the other side. An option to choose which side is bored would be very useful.

by Valued Contributor timdown73 on ‎08-22-2013 05:25 AM

Great idea.  If the counterbore were available for the bottom of the hole the feature in the image below would have been a lot easier to create.  Please make this happen!



by eseich21 on ‎10-21-2013 01:09 AM

Great idea. users can make "Both side Counter Bore" and "hole/Tap from the far plate" it would be nice!


by kevinb on ‎11-15-2013 08:35 AM

It'd be nice if you could tap the counter bore as well as the thru bore as well, this would make fitting holes much easier.

by Distinguished Contributor miechh on ‎09-08-2014 02:12 AM

Hopefully not too much to ask, but make an option to enter different dimensions for top and bottom holes/counterbores/countersinks.

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