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Creat an aligned hole


Depends what you mean. Too make a hole aligned to a boss or another hole use a COAXIAL hole. You can also use linear placement and selct a reference at that postion. Click in the bock that says offset under Secondary references and change it to align. (WILDFIRE).


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Another way is to go into the sketcher and ALIGN the new hole (in the sketch) to the pre-existing feature (e.g. hole). The contraint will be added to the existing feature with no zero dimension.

That works great!



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IN Wildfire, click the pause button, and place a datum through the axis of the first hole - parallel to the second. Resume, drag one handle to that datum for a 'zero' dimension. I really wish that it could be made that we didn't have to do a datum on the fly, and that we could just drag our handles to the axis. I have noticed that you can use a hole axis if the first hole is not planar to the second hole.

Steve C


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in 2001, you can insert an axis by insert>axis point in the sketch mode of your protrusion. you'll have an axis through that point perpendicular to your sketching plane..

Thanks for the replies,

Let me make my question a little clearer.

I'm currently using 2001.

In previous versions when you create a hole (see picture in my original message) offset from another hole, it would ask you if you want the hole aligned, thus not needing a '0' dimension.

But in 2001, I can't seem to get rid of '0' dimension.



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