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Need help with customizing the STANDARD HOLE format in the .hol file - CALLOUT_FORMAT

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Need help with customizing the STANDARD HOLE format in the .hol file - CALLOUT_FORMAT


Gurus -

I need help customizing my CALLOUT_FORMAT in my .hol file.

Using WF3 M130
Have not tried this since 2001 which had limitations preventing our
implementation at that time.

I am able to select from my customized .hol file of tapped holes. However,
nothing I have done to the CALLOUT_FORMAT seems to have any impact.
I understand formatting is sensitive, and I have followed PTC docs to the
letter, and am not getting errors.

I must be missing a config.pro option or something.
Searched through 80 pages of config options and only found 2 relevant to
.hol files. (pat h & changing diameters)

This was the format I was looking for (tried just 1 text label which still
wouldn't work)
CALLOUT_FORMAT &TAP_DEC <ctrl-a>x<ctrl-b> &Drill_Depth/TAP &FASTENER_ID
<ctrl-a>x<ctrl-b> &Thread_Depth/(&Pattern_No PLACES)

.hol file attached

Other Questions:
- Will &Drill_Depth[.2] in the CALLOUT_FORMAT line change to 2 decimal
places ?
- What happens to the depth values on a through hole ?

Your help is appreciated.

Dean

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Need help with customizing the STANDARD HOLE format in the .hol file - CALLOUT_FORMAT

After reviewing what Dean posted I went back and worked on our callouts and
was able to fix them to meet our company standards. Thanks Dean for the
info.

Now I want to ask a question that pertains to this same issue.

How do you attach GD&T to the note callout on the drawing? I can't find a
way other then a free note and then do a group attach to the note callout.

Anybody know how to do this?

Curtis Smith
Aida America
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