I have a block (component) with four identical threaded holes.
There are four instances of this block in my model.
My preference is to make the block and 4 threaded holes all as one solid, not a block with 4 nested component instances of the threaded hole.
When block and threaded holes are all one integral piece it is a solid.
If the block is a component and the four holes are nested components nothing is a solid. The block component has face holes and the threaded holes components are just a bunch of faces with two surface borders.
Editing holes is easier if they are components - but I don’t like not having solids.
And yes, this is a lesson in making it right the first time - I try, but I’m human.
I uploaded skp showing the single component (solid) as well as showing the two stages of making nested.
How would you do it? Or is this just a matter of personal preference?Block with Nested threaded holes.skp (2.2 MB)