Create a hole wizard pattern automatically

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Creating a hole wizard pattern when adding a new fastener is almost identical to adding a single fastener.

Once you have entered the data for your fastener models using the settings wizard, you can easily drag a fastener into your assembly.

  1. Open an assembly
  2. Click Add Fastener in the Lightning toolbar
  3. Select a type, size and material
  4. Select a washer type, or select None
  5. Drag the fastener file in your assembly from the Include hole wizard button.

Lightning drag fastener

Pattern the added fastener automatically

After you drag the file into your assembly (and we optionally add a washer), we add a Pattern Driven Component Pattern.

For this to work, you need to drag the file onto a hole made by the Hole Wizard and the file needs to snap in place with Mate References.

If your fastener files do not have mate references, check out our Fastener Models.  We have spent over 500 hours building the best SOLIDWORKS fastener library available.