Replies below. Thanks to all who replied. I still don't see why I can't make it work.
I have trouble making a hole table. Making an axis table works fine, but is not what I need. When I try hole table, and point at the csys, it says 'no items found". The holes are all crated as holes. What can I be doing wrong?
1. I'm not sure either; we tried to implement this, but were never successful. We ended up having our network guru write a script that does it.
What kind of script? Is it like a mapkey? Or is it windows related?
I don't know exactly, other than it was developed in Pro/TOOLKIT, so maybe it's a C program? It requires the holes to be created as a UDF, because it can only find coordinate system origins, so each udf consists of a CS# and a hole feature. It's pretty slick.
2. I have had the same problem and found out that our template part makes problems.
Try ones with a new "empty" part!
Have you determined that this is the problem?
It's a little late to start over.
I have no proove. I guess the part you have done so far you will have finish without hole table.
But for the future, try to make 2 simple identical models, one with your template part and one with an empty part. Then you will see imidiately.
3. They aren't tapped holes are they? Hole tables only do straight holes.
No, they're not tapped holes. I wonder why tapped holes wouldn't work?
4. Is the positive Z axis normal to the screen?
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, the z-axis is normal to the screen. I think then the axis hole table wouldn't work either, but it does. The error message would have been something like "the csys has the wrong orientation".
In the past the way I've made hole tables work is to create a new csys and then label it as the hole table origin then when creating the table I choose the new csys and place the table on the drawing. You need to be consistent with the primary surface and X and Y coordinates when creating the holes on the part. The new csys needs to be in the same orientation as the linear dimensions of the holes (i.e. lower left corner of part is X (location 0 zero) and also Y (location 0 zero) and this is also the 0,0 linear location of the holes.) One other thing... when placing the view on the drawing - is the csys also in the same orientation as you created it in the model? Bob