A lot of people use Helicoils or other inserts which have fixed thread depths
I agree. My commpany has standard drill and tap depths. The designers do not want to use the hole command because they have to adjust the thread and tap depth everytime.
My company is in the same situation with drill and tap depths that have to be adjusted every time. This populates errors. The depth ratio used by PTC is not practical.
You can edit the *.hol files to match your company standards. That is what we did at a prior company.
We took the machine shop list of tap drill sizes and modified the *.hol files so they called out what the shop wanted for a tap drill.
You can also create a custom hole file for things like heli-coil inserts, pipe taps, etc.
Yeah, we have done that as well, but hole depth and thread depth are not options in the .hol files. PTC uses an equation to determine what the values are.
Christopher is correct, since PTC calculates the drill depth (3 x drill dia) it will not match our company stds and the tap depth calculates out incorrectly as well.
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