MakeHole

Solid

Solid Edit Tools >

Holes >

Make Hole

The MakeHole command projects selected closed curves to a surface or polysurface to define hole shapes.

Steps

1. Select closed curves.
2. Select a surface or polysurface.
3. Infinite Plane: Type IP for InfinitePlane options.

4. Pick the cut depth point, or press Enter to cut through object.
Command-line options

Direction

X/Y/Z

Constrains the direction for the hole extrusion to x, y, or z.

NormalToCurve

Constrains the direction for the hole extrusion to the curve plane normal.

CPlaneNormal

Constrains the direction for the hole extrusion to the construction plane z direction.

Pick

Two points establish the direction angle.

Pick steps

1. Pick a base point.
2. Pick a second point that establishes the direction angle.
AlongCurve

Constrains the direction for the hole extrusion along a curve.

DeleteInput

Yes

Deletes the original geometry.

No

Retains the original geometry.

BothSides

The BothSides option draws the object on both sides of the start point, creating the object twice as long as you indicate.

PlaceHole

Solid

Solid Edit Tools >

Holes >

Place Hole

The PlaceHole command projects a closed curve to a surface or polysurface to define a hole shape with a specified depth and rotation.

Steps

1. Select a closed planar curve.
2. Pick a base point for hole.
3. Select a surface for the hole.
4. Infinite Plane: Type IP for InfinitePlane options.

5. Pick a target point.
6. Pick a depth.
7. Pick a rotation angle.
Command-line options

Depth

Changes the default hole depth.

Through

Cuts the hole completely through the solid. The Depth setting is ignored.

RotationAngle

Sets the angle of the hole.

Undo

Reverses the last action.

RoundHole

Solid

Solid Edit Tools >

Holes >

Round Hole

The RoundHole command creates circular holes in surfaces or polysurfaces.

Steps

1. Select a surface.
2. Pick a center point on the surface, or specify a command line option.
Command-line options

Depth

Depth of the hole.

Radius or diameter of the hole.

DrillPointAngle

Sets the angle at the bottom of the hole. If the angle is 180 degrees, the hole bottom is flat.

Through

Cuts the hole completely through the solid. The Depth setting is ignored.

If the target , such as a plane, does not have a "far side" Through=Yes will trim a hole in the surface. If Through=No, the sides and bottom of the hole will be made.

Direction

Specifies the direction for the hole.

SrfNormal

Uses the surface normal direction.

CPlaneNormal

Draws the hole perpendicular to the active construction plane.

Pick

Two points establish the extrusion direction angle.

Pick steps

1. Pick a base point.
2. Pick a second point to establish the direction angle.

Undo

Reverses the last action.

RevolvedHole

Solid

Solid Edit Tools >

Holes >

Revolved Hole

The RevolvedHole command creates holes in a polysurface by revolving a profile curve that defines the surface shape around an axis and subtracting the hole volume from the polysurface.

Steps

1. Select the hole profile curve.
2. Pick the curve base point.
The base point determines the point on the curve that will intersect with the surface and depth of the hole.
3. Select a target face.
4. Infinite Plane: Type IP for InfinitePlane options.

5. Pick the location for the hole center.
The revolve axis is determined by the start and end of the profile curve.
Command-line options

Flip

Reverses the direction.

Undo

The Undo option reverses the last action.

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