Inventor Hole Property Panel-clearance dimension values don't update until face is selected


In Inventor 2021 through 2023 when creating a clearance Hole feature, if a location face or point(s) is not selected, the thread preview dimensions don't update when changing sizes .

In the Hole Property Panel, changing the Size, the Behavior dimension preview remains static:

In previous versions these values would update with no position geometry (face,  plane or sketch/work points) selected.


This is a confirmed issue logged with Incident ID:66875 in this Autodesk article:
If a point or face is NOT selected in the hole command for a clearance + counter bore hole, the diameter in the behavior section does not change when the hole diameter changes for Inventor

Update: This is now fixed in 2023.3 and 2024.1 .  And in Inventor 2025.


To be able to see clearance dimension values update as you choose a different size, select a face or plane in the Hole Property Panel:

Note: Tapped and Taper Tapped hole dimension values update without the need to pre-select a face or plane.

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Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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