We have a need to display feature X Y coordinates on a drawing. Ordinate dimensions will simply not do. The machinists find the over-crowded ordinates difficult in a case such as this and I agree, and it only is asking for trouble. The bottom row holes on the workpiece have very slightly different Y coordinates; as do the top row. Thus Y ordinates are very confusing and crowded if ordinate dimensioning is used.
Not to mention this is a learning experience since I have never needed to place XY coordinates on a drawing, that I can recall.
So what I want to do is display the feature X Y coordinates on the drawing in the form of a note pointing at each. Nothing too complicated, rather simple part.
So in the model I went to File -> Properties -> Custom and added each desired dimension.
Then in the Drawing I linked each dimension in a note pointing to each appropriate feature
However it displays only TWO decimal places !!! I can't imagine why SolidWorks wants to truncate that text field that holds the coordinate values !?
What am I missing ??
Thanks so much for your time. (I hope you will be able to make out what I'm doing - the pictures are rather small!)
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