Steps to use Thread Feature in SolidWorks

To ensure great accuracy for digital simulation, or to produce a 3-D printed prototype, it is often necessary to model the physical threads on shafts and holes.

Traditionally a time consuming exercise in any 3-D design software, solidworks 2016 introduces the new thread feature enabling you to now model accurate threads in one quick and easy to use command.


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To open the thread feature, go to toolbar click on thread.


image 3Creating the external features in this shaft is easy simply choose the thread size from the available standards, followed by start and end locations.


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Standard thread sizes