Making openings for fasteners is a difficult and time-consuming process. It involves numerous long-lasting operations and every change requires repositioning. Another process, which extends the time of design of furniture several times, is inserting of appropriate fittings or accessories into the openings. And here WOODEXPERT 3D comes in handy – it can help you save dozens of hours of your valuable time.

The first step of making openings for fasteners is to insert the hardware into our model. The method of inserting components is described in the article “Aided insertion of components with OpenGL preview”.

When our model is ready, i.e. it has the material assigned and the necessary fasteners with accessories, we can proceed to make openings. Once again, instead of tens of individual operations, the “Make opening” function carried out the entire processing with a single click.

When you select an action, the program automatically finds all processings, while the user can choose which fasteners are to be excluded from this process. Once accepted, sockets will be created on the model and will also be visible in drawings and useful in CAM.

Processing operations done in this way can be updated with changes in the model, such as change in spacing or fastener size.

Please watch a video showing how to make openings for fasteners in WOODEXPERT – you will find out how much time you can actually save by investing in the right software.

Marcin Jórasz, WOODEXPERT specialist

Recent entries

WOODEXPERT, thanks to its SOLIDWORKS-based design software, allows the import of most CAD file formats available on the market. Companies moving from 2D CAD (e.g. AutoCAD or DraftSight) can count…

“WOODEXPERT is based on the SOLIDWORKS engine” — you have encountered this phrase many times while browsing our website, program presentations, tests or furniture design training. Long-time SOLIDWORKS users are…

WOODEXPERT allows for creating furniture with various overall dimensions and structures — from all production stages to documentation. Due to the character of their design, custom wardrobes have numerous panel…

Being WOODEXPERT developers, we decided to make furniture design not only less time-consuming, but also rewarding for the user. That is why we provided the software with a series of…

In high-volume production, the same piece of furniture is often manufactured in different colour variants. Apart from decorations, panel properties are changed as they may originate from a different supplier.…

Join to our newsletter

Thanks for the joining to the newsletter

Since the beginning of our cooperation in 2005, the company has repeatedly confirmed its knowledge and professionalism in the solutions offered.

Ryszard Bedynek
Head of IT Department

Over many years of cooperation, SOLIDEXPERT has demonstrated high qualifications in its operations. We can count on support in operating the software, training, as well as technical consultations.

Agata Wenglorz-Dorosz

Since 2018, we have been actively cooperating with SOLIDEXPERT in the area of consulting, implementation and maintenance of CAD/CAM/PDM solutions. The cooperation during the entire sales and implementation process was successful. Solutions provided by SOLIDEXPERT are fully used and developed.

Małgorzata Wronkowska-Kokot
President of the Management Board

The support in terms of technical assistance and commercial discussions are of the highest level. We can definitely recommend SOLIDEXPERT as a partner of SOLIDWORKS solutions in Poland.

Sylwia Koszela
Project Director

Since 2005, we have been actively working with SOLIDEXPERT in consulting, implementation and maintenance of SOLIDWORKS software. In these matters we could always count on reliable and professional assistance.

Arkadiusz Sobkowiak
Research and Development Director

SOLIDEXPERT made effort to learn about our needs and offered a solution that fully met our expectations. We are pleased to recommend SOLIDEXPERT as a trusted business partner.

Wojciech Sobczak

At every stage of the project implementation, we felt the support and commitment of the SOLIDEXPERT team. With WOODEXPERT, we optimized our design and production activities. We strongly recommend the company for cooperation.

Janusz Czajka
Managing Director