Even though I wrapped up covering new features coming up in Solidworks 2009, I have received a few questions here and there about various topics. So in the interest of getting as much info out there as possible, I will be covering any questions I get about the new stuff, here on the blog.
The first question came from Daniel B in reply to this Post
Does this work for the Hole Wizard also?
Well Daniel, lets take a look.
Solidworks 2009 does in fact give you the option to propagate hole wizard features in an assembly, down to the part level. Here is how to do it:
First we start off with our now famous assembly of clamps, bolts, and blocks:
Next we go to Insert > Assembly Feature > Hole > Wizard and select a feature we want to cut into our assembly:
Just like we did before when cutting a hole, you need to scroll down the Hole Wizard Property Manager and check the Propagate to Part check box under feature scope:
Now if we open the brass block, we can see that the hole feature is in the tree with an external reference, and the sketches are derived:
And thats how you can propagate hole wizard features down to the part level.