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 are pre-defined.


You can also change the size to a custom value.


Standard sizes include SI systems standards.


Size of a thread depends on pitch as well as diameter, to change it to a custom size, you can change these parameters.


Thread length can be defined numerically or linked to model geometry, threads can now be modeled in just a few simple steps.


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If a non-standard thread is required, you can easily edit the pitch and diameter of the thread on the option menu.


If more number of helix are required, you can simply apply pattern feature as you’d apply for any other feature.


Any change in the length of the shaft, will result in automatic update of the thread length to match the shaft’s length.


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That’s not all, the thread feature also lets you define the in thread profiles.


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This is the created thread from shovel type.


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The application of shovel type thread.


With SolidWorks 2016, you can easily create all the accuracy you need while staying focused on design.


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