Hi Paul, I have tried that and it does work. But what it displays as a note is not the specification of the thread such as "m4 x 0.7" which is nice when using Insert Callout. Instead it just shows the hole specs such as "D4mm x 6mm depth." I need the thread specs I put in the model. Otherwise, what use is Cosmetic Threads.
The insert - annotations - hole callout does put in all the information that you need to create tapped holes. It brings in the information from the hole wizard feature. It calls out the following
- Pilot drill Ø
- Pilot drill depth
- Tap size and thread pitch
- Tap depth
Your bigger question is, Why is the insert call out option now working for you now when it has in the past. I can only suggest the following
- Try creating a new test part and drawing and see if it works
- If the surface that you have the hole on is curved maybe this is messing with the call out
- Make sure that the view of the part in your drawing is normal to hole (looking straight at the hole)
- Upload the part and drawing so somebody can have a look at it for you
- Try to do a repair on Solidworks using the Solidworks install manager
My current workaround has been to hide the Cosmetic Thread from the model in the drawing, and then add it to just the drawing, and then Insert Callout appears as an option. It shouldn't have to be this way.