Tapped HoleKeyCreator \ Tools \ Feature \ Tapped-Hole
Location: Tools>Feature>Tapped Hole
You can create a tapped hole by selecting the Tap icon from the Features Menu. Enter the information about the feature in this dialog box. Your selections will be reflected in the Preview window.
If you wish, you may click the KEY-IN button (at the bottom of the dialog box) in order to enter the parametric values for the feature manually.
Select a Size for the feature. You may choose from either the list of Standards or enter a custom size in the text field.
The extra depth of normal and bottom tapped holes can be configured to your specifications. See the Setup section at the end of this chapter.
This reflects the overall tap diameter seen in the preview pane as a dashed line representation (associated with outer edge of threads.)
Drill Point Angle
Sets the bottom angle of the drilled hole. When the Bottom/Normal method is checked on manual entry is possible.
Select a clearance Depth. You can Key-in a depth in the text field or click on the pull down list for more options when To Depth Type is selected. This depth reflects the overall depth of drill hole. Your other choices are:
Choose a depth for the overall depth of the hole. You can key-in a depth in the context field (for all but the Through Type) or click on the drop down for additional options. This can be seen as the usable area depth . If the Type =Through you will see the last 3 choices as options (through all, up to next face and up to face.) Your other choices are:
Choose a Representation (view) for the feature: Top, Side, Bottom, Wire 3D or Solid. Wire 3D and Solid representations are created in the -ZV direction.
NOTE: Solid representations of tapped holes have been improved. Tapped features created or subtracted from a solid have been modified to create a hole of the minor diameter size and create wireframe entities at the major diameter. Two dashed circles with join lines will represent the major diameter. This will better conform to how tapped holes are depicted when drafted.