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Holes on a point – Part2: Termination

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Last time we took a look at the process of creating a hole on a point.  Now let’s also look at creating a proper plane to terminate that hole at the proper depth.  The general process will require a plane through the end of our sketched hole depth, a point at the intersection of the that plane and the holes axis, and finally another work plane through the new point that is perpendicular to the hole’s axis.  Check out this video for an example HERE.

Inventor Holes at a Compound Angle

Here is an example of creating holes at a compound angle in Inventor.  There are other methods, but this one allows you to control the hole from its profile views (with sketches).

1) Create profile sketches for the hole on faces of the part

2) Create work planes through each sketch and perpendicular to the sides of the part.

3) Create a work axis at the intersection of the two planes.

4) Create a work plane perpendicular to the axis, and then create a work point where the axis meets the plane (visibility of other planes also turned off for clarity).

5) A hole can now be created on the point and in the direction of the axis.

Additional work planes and points could also be created to control the depth of the hole from the profile view as well.  Look for that in an upcoming post.

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