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Machining/Annotation: dimension of a threaded hole should only show a non-standard thread size

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Machining/Annotation: dimension of a threaded hole should only show a non-standard thread size

At present it is only possible to configure Annotation to show the thread size for a certain type of threaded hole. For example, in our configuration the thread size is always shown for the type "metric fine", and is never shown for the type "metric".

However, if a threaded hole of type "metric" is changed in Machining to have a non-standard thread size then this is not shown in Annotation.

It should be made possible to configure Annotation such that only a non-standard thread size is shown in the dimension of a threaded hole. A threaded hole with a standard thread size should be shown without the thread size.

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DanAdler
12-Amethyst

In order to do this I believe you would need to create custom "Tap Units" for your standard thread sizes and then a "Tap Unit" for your "non-standard" sizes.  This can be done in the ma_customize file.  Then in Annotation you could define different styles for each "Tap Unit" using am_xxxx customize lsp files.

cjones
4-Participant

Hello Dan,

Many thanks for your comment.

What you suggest is what we already have. The first “Tap Unit” is “metric”. The second “Tap Unit” is “metric fine”. The “metric” table contains all the standard thread sizes. The “metric fine” table contains all the non-standard thread sizes. Annotation is configured to show the thread size for all “metric fine” holes and not to show the thread size for all “metric” holes.

Unfortunately in the machining menu in modeling it is possible to change the thread size of a “metric” hole to be a non-standard thread size. However, Annotation will not show this non-standard thread size because it comes from a “metric” hole.

A workaround would be to block the possibility to change the thread size of a “metric” hole to be a non-standard thread size. A better solution would be for Annotation to recognize a non-standard thread size by a more “intelligent” means.

Any ideas?

DanAdler
12-Amethyst

I do not know of any "intelligent" way for Annotation to recognize different thread sizes.  Good luck!

cjones
4-Participant

How about the workaround?

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