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Hole Callout - Through to Next

Question asked by John Wayman on Oct 5, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 5, 2016 by John Stoltzfus

Hello,

I have my hole callout format file set to make callouts for threaded holes as follows:

 

* Blind Hole

TAP-BLIND=<hw-threaddesc> - 6H X <hw-threaddepth> MIN FULL THREAD

 

* drilledand tapped thru

TAP-THRU(tt)=<hw-threaddesc> - 6H THRO

 

This yields the callouts we like to see on our drawings in most cases.

For example, a through hole tapped M6 will have a callout reading

 

M6-6H THRO

 

A blind hole with a 6mm deep thread will have a callout reading

 

M6-6H x 6 MIN FULL THREAD

 

The problem comes when I use the 'Up To Next' end condition in my hole wizard.

Solidworks sees this type of hole as a blind hole. So, for example, I drill and tap a hole through one side only of a piece of steel box section 100 x 100 x 8:

My callout reads M6-6H x 8 MIN FULL THREAD

 

I would like to modify my calloutformat.txt file to make the callout for an Up To Next hole read

M6-6H THRO

whilst keeping the blind hole callout as

M6-6H x 6 MIN FULL THREAD

 

How do I modify the calloutformat.txt file to achieve this?

 

SW2014 SP5

 

Thanks,

 

 

John

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