How to create a SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Favorite

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated May 17, 2016

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If you frequently use a particular Hole Wizard hole, instead of re-entering the parameters each time you launch the Hole Wizard command, you can save those settings as a Hole Wizard Favorite.

SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Favorite

Hole Wizard Favorites

Each Hole Type can have it’s own list of Hole Wizard Favorites.

Favorite Lists

Favorite Lists

Creating a SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Favorite

Saved Favorites include all the hole’s parameters: Type; Size (including custom sizing); Fit; End Condition and Options.

Click the “Add or Update Favorite” button to add the Favorite parameters to the local database for the Hole Wizard Favorites.  Once you’ve clicked the button to add the Favorite, you MUST click OK on the Hole Wizard dialog and finish creating the hole for the Favorite to be committed to the database.

Saving a Favorite

Saving a Favorite

Once the Favorite is added, the next time you want to use a hole of exactly that size, simply select the Hole Type, then pick the Favorite from the drop list.

Select your Favorite

Select your Favorite

Sharing a SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Favorite

If you wish to share any of your Hole Wizard Favorites with another user, you can use the option to save the file out to an .sldhwstl (SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Style) file.

Save Favorite

Save Favorite

Then the other user simply needs to click Load Favorite to import that Hole Wizard favorite into the database on their computer.

Load Favorite

Load Favorite

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.