Hello World of Solidworks users!
Maybe someone knows how to help us with this issue?
Our beloved Solidworks usually works just fine. How sad it is to run in to trouble with this nice software!
We have an assembly with three parts: Top01, Bottom01 and Left01.
We want to use Essentra Quarter Turn Panel Fastener QTPF to fix the parts together. So we need a simple and fast way to make multiple holes to multiple parts. All holes have to be in the same place, right? Later we want to add the Fasteners with Derived Pattern to get them to BOM and so on.
Solution would be to use Assembly Pattern, I thought.
Here we run in to problems. We can make one hole easily. We have chosen to make the hole to top and bottom parts!
But to pattern that, seem impossible. Solidworks Assembly Feature doesnt understand, that we need to cut multiple parts! Even when we have chosen so in the cut.
See from the other side, it is showing it, but it doesnt do it. It is cutting only the bottom part. Why?
And here it ends, how to do this efficiently? We would like to create holes for this Essentra fastener easily and solution arises… ? Any hints?
Lets make life a bit easier for Solidworks to be nice. Lets try to do the cutting already in the sketch-cut. Even though this makes it a lot harder then to change things, if we want a different division for fasteners. See here:
Ok, so what do you say Solidworks, lets be friends, right?
One more hole! But only one! You are already cutting the part! How hard can it be!
But the pattern still doesnt work! Why! That is simply outrageous of you, dear Solidworks!!!