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Use step & repeat rotating for radial holes? (by Michael)
I'm trying to design a round part with radial holes from the outside edge, intersecting holes through the part and parallel with the axis. I can do it by creating a sketch at each of the 4 points around the edge but is there a way to do the same thing using the (Shift+R) step and repeat rotating?

I've attached an example file with one edge hole. I'm pretty new at this so an answer explaining steps would be most helpful.

Thank you in advance!
Thu Dec 20 2018, 17:17:31, download attachment edge hole example.slvs
(no subject) (by Andrew)
You can do this with step rotating, after selecting a point and a line from it for the axis of rotation. A center and the center line of the disk in your example/ line
Thu Dec 20 2018, 20:26:13
(no subject) (by Paul)
Your model is almost there. I was able to open it and use step-rotating immediately to replicate the hole on the perimeter. This operation requires you to select a point and an axis for the rotation, so I selected the point in the middle, zoomed in and selected the line produced when that point was extruded. Then just step-rotating and change the number of copies to 4.

This produced 4 holes around the edge of the part, but they did not all go deep enough to connect to the axial holes. It turns out the positions of those 4 axial holes in group g004 are not specified. I would go back to that sketch and make sure they are all in the right locations. Then the 4 radial holes in the last step should connect properly.

I tried to use the symmetry constraint on one pair of axial holes but the sketch became over constrained (control-Z to undo). I couldn't immediately understand why, but this should be enough to get you back on track.

-Paul
Thu Dec 20 2018, 20:37:59
(no subject) (by Michael)
Thank you! You helped me get it done!
Thu Dec 20 2018, 22:22:10
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