Yes you can. Requires to modify the toolbox database file. Not easy to do unless you got experience.
Do you happen to have a link or step by step I could follow?
Just wondering. Why go to decimals? Don't I've seen this before
The company I work for added their own standards to the asme standard and this is one of them. I think the reasoning is for international conversions. It would make it easier to convert quickly if you knew the decimal. But I am just guessing here.
Here are instructions to change the hole call out in a drawing for a tap to decimal.
- From the SolidWorks menu, select Tools, Options to open the System Options (see screen shot 1).
- In the System Options tab, on the left pane, select Hole Wizard/Toolbox (see screen shot 2).
- Select the Configure button (see screen shot 3).
- Under Welcome to Toolbox Setup, select Hole Wizard (see screen shot 4).
- In the Toolbox dialog, in the left pane, select ANSI Inch, Tapped Holes, Tapped Hole (see screen shot 5).
- In the right pane, select Thread Data (see screen shot 5).
- Scroll over to the Thread Description column; this is where you change the description that is used by hole call out in a drawing. In my example, I am changing the call out for a 1/2-13 tap [remember the leading zero before the decimal point] (see screen shot 6).
- When you are done changing the descriptions, click the save button next to the house at the top of the screen (see screen shot 6).
- Click the close (X) button in the upper right hand corner to close the Toolbox dialog (see screen shot 6).
- Back in the System Options dialog, click the OK button to close it (see screen shot 3).
- Screen shot 7 shows the before and after of the change.