New thread feature question
8 days ago

Hi all,

     I'm quite new to Solidworks so please forgive my ignorance.


Most of you have probably played with the new Thread feature in 2016/2017. My question is, is there a feature or option to run the thread out rather than have it finish at a sharp 90° as shown in the below photo?


For example, if this bolt was being machined in a CNC lathe, the CNC controller will know to slowly "ramp" or "runout" the threading tool so it doesn't come to a sudden stop like pictured.


Can this "feature" be illustrated in my Solidworks model? Thank you!


M24x3 Hex Head Bolt.png

Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Parts and Features

Last comment By: Maha Nadarasa   Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:38:38 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

Attach your file here and I will demonstrate how to include the runout.

By: J. Mather  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:50:55 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

One way is to add a sketch to that face and convert the face entities into sketch lines and do a Cut Extrude "Through All"

By: John Stoltzfus  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:44:13 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

Hi J.Mather,

     Please see attached as requested

By: Ashley Carbone  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:17:40 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

I don't know anything about machining threads, but is this what you want?  I used the method recommended by John Stoltzfus.


(By the way, I didn't use quite the same workflow he described.  I selected the face, then selected the "Extruded Cut" tool.  That opened a sketch on the face, and the face was still highlighted, so I selected the sketch tool "Convert Entities", which placed sketch lines around the perimeter of the face.  Then I closed the sketch and was immediately taken to the "Extruded Cut" Property Manager since I had pre-selected it earlier.)

By: Glenn Schroeder  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:29:21 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

See attached.


This is the way it looks when I cut it on the lathe.

By: J. Mather  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:49:22 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

You can download these from McMaster-Carr

By: Tony Cantrell  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:57:13 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

Hi J. Mather

     Thanks very much for explaining this one too me. Much appreciated

By: Ashley Carbone  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:50:45 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

  But do not use to many in an assembly, cause they will sure slow the machine down.

By: David Nelson  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:00:35 GMT
Re: New thread feature question

This is the method used in many YouTube tutorials. I couldn't see any YouTube tutorial with J.M. method.

By: Maha Nadarasa  Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:38:38 GMT
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