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SUMMARY : Decimal places in a hole note.

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SUMMARY : Decimal places in a hole note.

Thanks to Neil and Curtis who had the right answer! To change this, add [.2] directly adjacent to the end of the parameter defining the value.

I.E. my original note property was



&PATTERN_NO X n[1]&DIAMETER x[1] &DRILL_DEPTH

&METRIC_SIZE &THREAD_SERIES - &THREAD_CLASS x[1] &THREAD_DEPTH



The new and improved value is



&PATTERN_NO X n[1]&DIAMETER x[1] &DRILL_DEPTH[.2]

&METRIC_SIZE &THREAD_SERIES - &THREAD_CLASS x[1] &THREAD_DEPTH[.2]



This changed the decimal place to 2 places,



Note you may substitute the "2" with whatever number you need - 1, 3, or even 6 if you like to drive machinists crazy!



Another note...



You can declare your own note to read the way you want by building it in to the UNC.hol file within Pro. Mine is located in C:\PTC\ProE\text\hole



In that chart at the top you will see : (I opened mine in excel)



TABLE_DATA

PRO_VERSION 24

THREAD_SERIES UNC

CLASS 2B

TABLE_UNITS inch

DEPTH_RATIO 1.25

CALLOUT_FORMAT



The CALLOUT_FORMAT can be used to drive the note on your drawing.



I added

CALLOUT_FORMAT &Pattern_No X &Screw_Size &Thread_Series - &Thread_Class <ctrl-a>x<ctrl-b> &Thread_Depth[.2]

And I get the note



3 X ¼-20 UNC - 2B (depth symbol arrow) .50



Another variation could be



CALLOUT_FORMAT &Pattern_No X <ctrl-a>n<ctrl-b>&Diameter[.3] <ctrl-a>x<ctrl-b> &Drill_Depth[.2] /&Screw_Size &Thread_Series - &Thread_Class <ctrl-a>x<ctrl-b> &Thread_Depth[.2]



Would change the note on the drawing to read



3 X (dia symbol).201 (depth symbol arrow) .75

¼-20 UNC - 2B (depth symbol arrow) .50



Sorry - I don't know how to make a depth symbol arrow or a dia symbol in outlook. 😞



I did have to restart Pro each time I changed to note - and I created a new hole from the new chart each time in my tests...



I've only started playing with this so I'm NOT AN EXPERT - I just thought I would share what I've learned today!



Thanks to all who replied!



Y'all have a great weekend!







Martin T. Brown

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