6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2015 12:51 PM by Tim Lewis

    How do I annotate a threaded counterbored hole?

    Tim Lewis

      The picture below shows shoulder bolts going into the bottom of a part in order to attach it to a plate.

       

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      I inserted the holes into the part as counterbored holes using the hole wizard and added cosmetic threads to the bottom portion of the counterbore.

       

      My problem is that I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to annotate these holes.  Using the standard hole callout annotation only gives me the counterbore dimensions, not anything about the thread.  I understand that I can insert a note that is separate from the hole callout (right click on cosmetic thread in drawing and click on "Insert Callout"), but this is far from ideal since the text of the note is not linked in any way to the model and it does not include any information about the thread (e.g. length, fit, etc.) other than its diameter and pitch.

       

      In any case, I know that I need a threaded counterbored hole, and ideally, that hole would be annotated with a single dynamically updating dimension with all the information that SolidWorks adds to standard hole callouts for threaded holes and counterbored holes, but I have no idea how to accomplish that.  If anyone here has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.