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I am having trouble producing the thread on multiple faces at once.
Is this a limitation of the script, or am I missing something?
I can do each hole individually, but cannot choose every hole face (7 total) to produce threads in one feature.
In the file attached below, I have only tried to choose 2 hole faces.
I'm asking your advice on using it to generate an inner thread. Here's what I did:
I have an aluminum screw with a thread that has a 12 mm external diameter.
I created a cylinder with a hole of the same diameter as my thread(12mm) to match it.
When I try to apply your script, the generated inner thread is too tight and the screw doesn't fit.
I tried to add an extra mm (increasing the starting cylinder hole diameter to 13mm) and it kinda works but it's not a reliable method. Do you have any suggestion on that?
Sorry if it's something obvious that I should know but I'm coming from a different field and I'm just approaching this CAD world.
Thanks a bunch,
Edit 1: Oops, sorry to say it didn't work. Will reply if I figure it out.
Edit 2: Figured it out. Print Knurled Bolt part vertically but scale the X&Y axis to 95% (96% should also work) and it's perfect. I suppose there's a better way to scale in OnShape and will try to figure that in time. Still making minor adjustments, can't believe how strong it is using Prusa Slicer with 0.6mm nozzle with concentric faces & 40% cubic infill. Printing bolt in PLA and C Clamp in PET, but PLA tests also promising!
Thanks for your great work!
I needed to make threads on a conical surface tonight, at as far as I can see, the featurescript does not support this. That would be a really great addition :-)
I saw that you were planning to add the BSP threads from a post, is still in planning? (it was an old post...) best regards! franco
Maybe I'm a dummy, but can you give a quick overview on how to use this thread creator? I'm trying to make 7/16-24 threads, but not sure how to modify the prediction of the tool. It keeps giving me a .4-8.
not perfect but a solution (if they are the same lenght, if not it is usable but a little bit more tedious...):
1.you create a cylinder with with a howl the size you want to do the thread.
2.you use the thread FS to create a thread in it.
3. you use another custom FS point pattern to pattern the cylinder in the center of the holes you want to thread https://cad.onshape.com/documents/9fca78cb66a0bc83e359eb3e
4. you fuse the cylinder with the objects.
4.bis if the holes are different lenghts you cut them respectly before fusing with the cutting tool + the face of the solid that you are going to fuse with it
could you consider adding an icon to the FS? @Evan_Reese have created already one for the Thread FS (see: https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/12771/i-want-to-help-make-custom-feature-icons)
would be great to be able to differentiate it quickly
I have a accumulated several great feature requests for thread creator that I've just not gotten around to as well. I'm hoping to have some time to do some of those soon.
I think for starters I'll probably post my list here to make sure I haven't missed any and to solicit user consensus on which are most valuable
I try my first steps with Your Thread Creator but I must be doing something quite wrong. I try to create a screw freely passing throu the outer U part and screwed into the inner tube. I tried several combinations of types of holes and types of thread creator settings but with no luck. The screw can be created in the outer part but not in the inner one (even everything looks fine - no error).
Could You please help me to define this part?
I think it's actually working but I'm guessing it wasn't really meant to start with a non planar face. You just need to "clean it up" after the fact. Here's an example where I created a zero offset surface to trim the unwanted part of the thread and also added a revolved cut to chamfer the edge of the thread:
I assume I'm doing something wrong
I looked at the example you linked. I was able to create M2.5-0.5 and M2.5-0.4 internal threads without issue, but am unable to create the M2.5-0.45 thread you are looking for. I suspect this is an issue that would need to be resolved in the FeatureScript code. Don't know how active the script author is these days.
Possible workaround here: