In SW2016 SP3.0 I am unable to apply a dimension to a patterned bolt circle centerline as I've done in the past. Any new option/setting that causes this?
I have gotten the same issue. I may be able to add a dimension, but then it later turns yellow, and if I delete it, I cant re-add a dimension.
Very annoying! Any workaround while they fix this bug?
This was fixed in 2016 SP4.0, which also fixes several other annoying bugs and file icons. I've been running 2016 SP4.0 for a week and it has been worthwhile update from 2016 SP3.0.
If you can't update, a workaround is to dimension the bolt circle before refreshing/saving and ignore the hanging dimension.
I can't seem to replicate this. I'm also running SW2016 SP3.0.
We don't do a lot of bolt circle type detailing, possibly I'm doing it differently than most?
Sketched a tap hole for a 1/4-20 ... Applied a circular pattern (Tried it a couple different ways with odd/even patterns)
Place it in a drawing view and draw a centerline for the bolt circle ... Apply dimensions as needed
The bolt circle is a built-in SolidWorks feature that can automatically be added when applying a Center Mark to a hole pattern on a drawing with "Circular lines" selected (it's an option in the Property Manager) . It's not as stable (as shown by this thread) as drawing a sketch, but it's very fast and always (except with SolidWorks 2016 SP3) linked to the hole pattern.
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Center Mark PropertyManager
Gotcha ... Thanks for the clarification
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