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Using hole feature in square tube

bill_danielsbill_daniels Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
I often need to sketch a hole in one side of a rectangular tube which doesn't penetrate the opposite side.  Usually I just pick a hole depth which insures full penetration of the near side but doesn't penetrate the far side.  This seems wrong and it is confusing laser cutting shops.  I should be able to choose "up to face" or something like that to specify a hole depth which goes through the near side but not the far side.

What have I overlooked?


  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,710 PRO
    Agreed, right now you have to use a depth. 
    In Solidworks you would use the end condition"up to next"
    This will say "THRU" in the Drawing
    alternatively you could specify "Through All" as an end condition, and it will say " THRU ALL" in the drawing

    I have found up to next to fail more often in Onshape, so the best solution I have found in onshape is blind

    having bl ind 1/2" deep when the tube wall is 3/16" is confusing for some people
    But I don't want to specify absolute Depth in the end condition because the wall and profile may Change and it is too easy to forget all your hole end conditions
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