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Hole Note Purpose and Use

Many of our users ask us about whole notes functionality and this video tries to answer to the question on the purpose of this function. It enables the user to create additional information about the holes and display it in the tables in the drawing. What this information is and how it should be configured by the user himself, depending on his needs for technical documentation the whole notes functionality allow the customer to create whole description templates

These templates can be applied to holes in the 3D model and are automatically filled with content based on the recognized dimensions of the whole later this information is automatically used in the drawing of part when outputting the whole tables. Another way to provide whole notes to holes is to attach hole notes for the corresponding hardware components during the sculpt command. These notes are automatically transferred to the park model. Let's take a look at the steps to use the whole note functionality first of all you need to adjust the system to use whole notes. This is a one-time job, generally in the production of furniture.

For these holes the necessary templates can be created that can be applied to the holes. The holes note feature recognizes holes and suggests applying appropriate templates to them the whole information will be automatically filled in according to this template. So if we want to apply templates, we need to create them first. The next step is to adjust the whole table templates that are used in the drawings. Here we can specify which columns contain which whole note data so we have a ready system for working with whole notes.

Now in the furniture part model, we apply whole notes to the selected holes at the same time. Whole note templates serve as a filter to automate the selection when many various holes are in a part of the furniture. The user controls which whole node templates he applies to which holes after everything. The last step remains drawing generation here all whole node information attached to each hole is automatically transferred to the generated whole table. Now let's see what information we can operate in whole notes

First of all we can determine which holes the created hold node template can be applied to. There are two criteria here: hole type and whole dimensions. The set of dimensions that describe a hole depends on the type of hole. For example a through-hole has only a diameter dimension while a blind hole also has a depth dimension in addition. Dimensions can be specified as exact or as a range. This data later serves as a filter for navigating multiple holes during whole notes assignment after determining the type of hole for which the template is being created. Tolerances can be defined for each dimension that defines the whole symmetrical or deviation type. Tolerances can be set it is also possible to choose which value of the recognized dimension will be output the exact value read in the model or the user's predefined value.

For example, we have a hole of eight millimeters: Due to the specifics of CNC we are forced to model a whole of exactly eight millimeters for a blind drill and a hole of eight and one tenth of a millimeter for a through hole.

However, in the drawing we want to see exactly eight millimeters in the hole in this case, we can specify that the diameter of the hole recognized in the model should not be output, but the exact value recorded in the template should be. Additional data fields about the hole the user can set. The additional data fields he needs which describe the whole as needed by the user in his internal processes the user can define up to five additional fields. Those fields are given a tag and comment about the meaning of this data field. The value of the field is entered when a specific whole template is created it is important to know that. The entry of additional fields is determined and is the same for all available whole node templates.

Therefore the user must carefully consider what information he wants to additionally manage through these data fields.



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