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Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

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Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

I have a part that has some holes that are laser cut by a supplier and then internally to the company, have a chamfer added.

Is there a way in the Hole Tool to toggle on and off the chamfer through family tables so that I can have a vendor supplied part and then a finished part?

Currently, it has been on the same drawing with a note, but scheduling/recieveing is asking for it to be broken out.

Thanks, Dale

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Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

I don't think you can toggle a part of a feature on and off. I'd suggest making the holes without the chamfer and adding the chamfer separately with the chamfer feature and toggling that on and off.

Alternately, you could have two hole features, one with and one without the chamfer and switch between them. That would require some careful management to make sure they remain the same if the hole size changed.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works
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Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

I have found a work around, but would still be interested to know if you can just toggle off the chamfer.

In the family table, I added the dimensions .480 Diameter and 82 degree chamfer. I changed them to .281 diameter and 1 degree chamfer so they are not really noticable. But I'll have to do this for six holes.

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Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

I don't think you can toggle a part of a feature on and off. I'd suggest making the holes without the chamfer and adding the chamfer separately with the chamfer feature and toggling that on and off.

Alternately, you could have two hole features, one with and one without the chamfer and switch between them. That would require some careful management to make sure they remain the same if the hole size changed.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

Your first suggestion was what I was sort of thinking, but was just check to see if it was possible. The second idea leaves to much to be updated if the feature changes - myself or those that come behind me would have to remember to change both and for that, there is no gaurantee.

Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

Yeah, that was my thinking too, but if company standards or something required that it all be in the hole feature, that'd be an option.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

Right now I am sticking with my work around (i.e. a minuscule chamfer that "cannot" be seen in the vendor drawing).

Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

Seems you should be able to toggle feature features. Shame these little details were not written in the software performance specifications.

Re: Toggle Chamfer On/Off with family table

Performs as expected