Apply a hole callout to a hole or thread, automatically inserting the metadata of the hole or thread.
Creating a hole or thread callout:
- Click .
- Select a circle that is part of a hole feature, or a thread that is part of an external thread feature.
Drag to place the callout.
If the selection was part of a hole feature, the precision, tolerance, fit class tolerance, and shaft class tolerance values from that feature are automatically applied. To override these values, see Editing a callout section below.
The leader includes a moveable node along the horizontal segment.
You can add multiple leaders to more holes, as long as the holes are the same size:
- Right-click the callout and select Add leader.
- Click on another hole.
- Repeat as necessary to add leaders to as many same-size holes as necessary.
While moving the mouse to place the callout, you'll notice thin, red, dashed lines as the cursor passes near other entities (shown below to the right of the blue arrow). These are inferencing lines that you are able to align the dimension to; simply click when you see the line appear to align the dimension to that line.
You can edit a callout once it is placed: double-click on the callout to open the panel:
Use the panel to edit characteristics such as:
- Dimension inspection
- Single dimension or dual dimension selection - Dual dimensions may be top/bottom or side-by-side
- Shaft class visibility:
- Shaft fit class information is hidden by default in Hole callouts and Hole tables in drawings.
- Click the Toggle shaft class vibility button to toggle between display styles.
- Click the Toggle shaft class visibility dropdown to select a display style.
You can set precision and tolerance precision per parameter by checking the box next to Override precision/tolerance:
Use the menus to select a new precision and/or tolerance for the selected hole/thread or collection of holes created by the feature.
- Precision - Select the depth of unit precision (zero to 8 decimal places).
- Tolerance display
- Select None, Symmetrical, Deviation, Limits, Basic, MIN, or MAX.
- There will be no tolerance amount input present when MIN or MAX is selected.
The image below depicts an ANSI tapered pipe tap hole drawing:
Threads on tapped and tapered pipe tap holes are indicated by dashed lines for ANSI drawings, and the appropriate 3/4 outline for ISO drawings. An ANSI drawing is illustrated below:
When a part occludes part of thread, the occluded threads are not shown, as shown below:
For threaded holes, the representation of the threading tool pulling away from the workpiece is a 45 degree tapered transition that extends from the external and internal threads to the cylinder edge (outlined in red below):
To show/hide thread lines:
- Right-click on the view.
- Select Show/Hide threads (to toggle thread lines on and off).
The image below depicts a thread on a 3/4inch ANSI standard bolt with 10 threads per inch:
Bolts with a chamfer applied through the External thread feature have dashed lines representing the threads in the drawing view:
Bolts with an undercut applied through the External thread feature show both the undercut and the dashed thread lines in the drawing view:
To style a callout:
Click on the callout you want to style, then click the Styles panel icon on the right side of the page:
This opens the Styles panel, where you can edit the font, text height, color, and arrowhead of the callout: