How can I create a blind hole in a solid?


In RFEM, it is possible to create a blind hole in a solid by means of a solid intersection.

The conversion requires two valid solids. One solid represents the structural component to be drilled, and the other solid represents a simplified drill. The simplified drill solid should consist of a cylindrical shank with an applied conical tip. The diameter of the shank is to be modeled with the blind hole diameter and the length of the shank is greater than the blind hole depth.

For the intersection, the drill solid referring to the solid to be drilled should be placed in the position of the planned blind hole. It is important that the drill solid protrudes slightly above the base volume. Then, mark both solids and in the shortcut menu, select the "New Compound Solid" option. By specifying which Solid B (a drill solid) should be subtracted from which Solid A (a solid to be drilled) and activating the "Solid B as hole" option, the program deactivates both initial solids and creates a new compound solid. This solid represents the solid with a blind hole and depends intelligently on the geometry specifications of both initial solids.


Solid Intersection Drill


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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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