I want to know how to model and how to use an injection nut in SolidWorks.
The problem starts with me not knowing the correct term in English for them thing I want to model (Einpressmutter).
I'm referring to a metric nut (with metric thread, if course) which exposes a circular, radial notch at one end. This end is to be forcefully inserted into sheet metal with a hole slightly smaller in diameter than the nut's end.
There is no problem for me in modeling such a part. What I want to have, is like a combination of a part and a forming tool. I.e. I want to drag this part into a closed sheet metal area and the holes for the nut should be created automagically.
Google didn't reveal anything useful. I found only tutorials in creating regular nuts, yawn. The SW tutorials weren't helpful either. But this, again might be caused by using the wrong search term.
a link to a tutorial s as well as a better search term or a basic outline of the method.
- Yes, "press nut" was the word I'm searching for.
- Yes the nuts I want to use need holes drilled/punched/lasered into the sheet before insertion.
- I probably need different nuts of different sizes and threading, so I'm here for an abstract solution
- I know the hole wizard. I know how to place a part into an assembly and to align it.
What I want is this behaviour: Upon manually placing a press nut into an assembly and aligning it in its recommended position on a metal sheet, the necessary hole shall be generated automatically in the metal sheet.