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Hole Wizard - Just copy SolidWorks version

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by *Expert Elite* on ‎07-30-2014 02:16 PM

Having been working with HSMWorks the hole wizard is a HUGE productivity win. Inventor doesn't have anything like it and creating equivalent features takes quite a few more steps to model, then even more to program. 


It's staggering how impressive the SolidWorks Hole Wizard tool combined with the HSMWorks Hole Wizard is. I love showing it to SWx CAM customers and wouldn't half love to be able to show that off to Inventor customers as well.

by *Expert Elite* ‎07-30-2014 04:28 PM - edited ‎07-30-2014 04:34 PM

There's shades of a hole wizard being shown here. Notably when the bolt is dragged onto the non planar surface.




by Distinguished Contributor kstate92 on ‎08-01-2014 05:37 AM

Is it any better at stock recognition than HSM Express in Inventor?  I just tried it yesterday with the stock removal in simulation turned on, and it was a rectangular bounding box... for a cylindrical part (WAT?).

by *Expert Elite* on ‎08-01-2014 05:44 AM

Inventor HSM has some catching up to do with respect to stock definition and simulation when compared to HSMWorks for SolidWorks.

by arjangreenock on ‎08-12-2014 03:25 AM

Like the idea. Would be really usefull. But it still needs API to make it re4ally automated.

by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-30-2014 01:59 PM

It would be great to see this idea implemented at the same time:

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