Tapped Hole Identification and Selectable Sizes

Tapped Hole Identification

  • Hole diameter information in meviy’s hole information database is registered corresponding to the nominal diameters of tapped holes from each uploadable file extension. Detected hole diameters are checked against the table below (Table 1).
  • *If the detected diameter does not match any entry in the table, the hole will be treated as a through hole. However, you can change the hole type or nominal diameter when configuring the quote settings.
  • *If a diameter corresponds to multiple nominal diameters (below, 5.00 mm), the larger nominal diameter (M6) will be prioritized and selected.
Table 1) With Default Settings: Table of Hole Diameters Corresponding to Tapped Hole Identification by File Extension
Tapped Hole Nominal Diameter File Extension
  • STEP (.step / .stp)
  • Parasolid (.x_t/.x_b/.xmt /.xmt_txt)
  • ACIS (.sat/.sab)
  • JT (.jt)
  • PRC (.prc)
  • I-deas (.arc/.unv)
  • SOLIDWORKS(.sldprt)
  • Siemens PLM-NX(.prt)
  • Creo (.neu/.prt/.xpr)
  • Solid Edge (.par/.pwd)
  • Pro/ENGINEER (.prt/.neu/.xpr)
  • Autodesk Inventor(.ipt)
  • CATIA V5 (.CATPart)
iCAD SX (.icd)
M3 2.46 2.50 2.53 3.00 2.50 2.46 3.00
M4 3.24 3.30 3.33 4.00 3.30 3.24 4.00
M5 4.13 4.20 4.23 5.00 4.20 4.13 5.00
M6 4.92 5.00 5.04 6.00 5.00 4.92 6.00
M8 6.65 6.75 6.78 6.80 8.00 6.80 6.65 8.00
M10 8.38 8.50 8.53 10.00 8.50 8.38 10.00
M12 10.11 10.20 10.25 10.27 10.30 10.20 10.11 12.00
M14 11.84 12.00 12.02 12.10 12.00 11.84 14.00
M16 13.84 14.00 14.02 16.00 14.00 13.84 16.00
Table 2) With Tapped Hole Identification Settings: Table of Hole Diameters Identified as Tapped Holes for Each Specified CAD Package
Tapped Hole Nominal Diameter Tapped Hole Identification Settings
SOLIDWORKS (Select from 2 types) Siemens PLM-NX Creo Solid Edge Onshape Autodesk Inventor CATIA iCAD SX IronCAD Autodesk Fusion360
A Type (*1) B Type (*2)
M3 2.50 3.00 2.50 2.46 3.00 2.50 2.53
M4 3.30 4.00 3.30 3.24 4.00 3.30 3.33
M5 4.20 5.00 4.20 4.13 5.00 4.20 4.23
M6 5.00 6.00 5.00 4.92 6.00 5.00 5.04
M8 6.80 8.00 6.80 6.65 8.00 6.80 6.78
M10 8.50 10.00 8.50 8.38 10.00 8.50 8.53
M12 10.20 12.00 10.20 10.11 12.00 10.2 10.27
M14 12.00 14.00 12.00 11.84 14.00 12.00 12.02
M16 14.00 16.00 14.00 13.84 16.00 14.00 14.02

*1 When the SOLIDWORKS hole options selected are “Tap drill diameter” or “Cosmetic threads.”

*2 When the SOLIDWORKS hole option selected is “Remove threads.”

Tapped Hole Size Selection

Tapped holes cannot be selected for perforated metals, shim plate materials (SPCC [for shims] or SUS304(H) [for shims]) or clear resin.

Material Plate Thickness Tapped Hole Diameter
  • EN 1.0330 equiv.
  • EN 1.0320 equiv. (hot coiled)
  • EN 1.0038 equiv.
  • EN 1.0330 equiv. (Electrolytic Zinc Plating)
0.8
1.0 M3
1.2 M3
1.6 M3 M4 M5
2.0 M3 M4 M5 M6
2.3 M3 M4 M5 M6
3.2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8
4.5 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8 M10
6.0 M4 M5 M6 M8 M10
9.0 M6 M8 M10 M12 M14 M16
10.0 M6 M8 M10 M12 M14 M16
  • EN 1.4301 equiv.(No.1)
  • EN 1.4301 equiv.(2B)
  • EN 1.4301 equiv. (single-sided #400-grit polished)
  • EN 1.4301 equiv.(single-sided hairline finish)
  •   EN 1.4016 equiv.(2B)
  • EN AW−5052 equiv.
0.8
1.0 M3
1.2 M3
1.5 M3 M4
1.6(*) M3 M4 M5
2.0 M3 M4 M5 M6
2.5 M3 M4 M5 M6
3.0 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8
4.0 M3 M4 M5 M6 M8 M10
5.0 M3(*) M4 M5 M6 M8 M10
6.0 M4(*) M5 M6 M8 M10
9.0 M6 M8 M10 M12 M14 M16
10.0 M6 M8 M10 M12 M14 M16
12.0 M6 M8 M10 M12 M14 M16
*Only available for EN AW−5052 equiv. Aluminum Alloy.