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Need a tip on threads: how do I extend to the ends of a rod without a massive chamfer?

Lyle_WalshLyle_Walsh Member Posts: 46
threading a rod or cylinder, the helix ends at the ends but the threading needs to go past that or else i end with blind pockets.
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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,239
    Hi @Lyle_Walsh hopefully this blog post will explain a technique

    https://www.onshape.com/cad-blog/tech-tip-how-to-build-a-nut
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • colemancoleman OS Professional Posts: 244 ✭✭✭
    @Lyle_Walsh
    You can chamfer the ends before you sweep the threads and that should solve your problem 
  • Lyle_WalshLyle_Walsh Member Posts: 46
    so no way to get the helix extended?

  • Lyle_WalshLyle_Walsh Member Posts: 46
    Thanks _Dave_ BUT now i have to make its mate and add the thread to the cap.  If I use an extra cylinder the thread goes too far.  I got around that by making a box for trimming.  ANY hints?
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