Can someone please help me identify the marked annotation? I don't know it and can't find a reference to it in any GD&T references that I have. How can I replicate it in SW?
In the meantime I think I have correctly identified the symbol as Edge Tolerance. Anyone have any idea how I can annotate this in the drawing view?
You can use that character using the box drawing characters available within the text box, use ALT 192. That is hold down the ALT key and type 192. Nothing may appear for a second or until you press a space.
It looks like this so it is out of scale or shown as if it was a superscripted character. Maybe you could use a block as suggested. Shown in the following picture.
So after creating the block I can then recall it when needed. But how do I go about adding the remainder of the text / measurment? Do I have to add a note next to the inserted block?
Yes. You can combine text with the note so you can make a truly usable block. Most often if I find myself repeating a task I will try to automate it or make a block.
Thanks Bernie Daraz. I don't know if I'm doing it wrong or if it's just supposed to be like this, but I added a text box then selected the previous block AND the note and created a new block. I can now use the block but have to double click and edit the block to change the note. Is this the correct way?
I don't know how many you need but I would consider making a block for each one. I joke that I'm lazy and hate doing things twice so I try to automate the task.
I believe what you describe is the correct way but there are other options presented here. The one on creating a custom symbol is the correct way I would think, though because a 'copy' of your symbol must exist on the receiver's computer it may not work for those that send their drawings out.
I also agree with Scott that it should be included in SW.
We see this annotation all the time. It means that you must remove material up to 1 mm. And it can be either a radius or a chamfer.
As far as annotating it? Maybe make your own custom symbol and add it to a note with a leader?
Re: custom symbols in Gtol.sym
Actually, it's an edge tolerance, which means it can be undercut up to 1 mm from the theoretical sharp edge.
Never heard of undercutting. As soon as I read up on symbols I'm def. going to read up on undercutting.
I think it's referred to as an edge treatment, similar to allowing for a chamfer or radius to eliminate a sharp edge. A positive number would indicate a burr or sharp edge is allowed, I don;t know of anyone that would ship a part with a pronounced burr though.
This page has a good explanation.
That seems to require some "programming" of sorts and I think I am way to inexperienced for this as of yet.
Nuno Marques wrote: That seems to require some "programming" of sorts and I think I am way to inexperienced for this as of yet.
Nuno Marques wrote:
Naw....it's pretty simple actually:
2017 SOLIDWORKS Help - Creating Custom Symbols
Thanks. Am going to read it now.
That's an ISO symbol from ISO 13715. It should be included in the ISO symbol library in Solidworks, but isn't (at least as of SW2016sp4). Sounds like good idea for an enhancement request.
In this case, I would recommend making a block with an attribute. Blocks can have leaders when you insert them, and you can established the leader attachment point within the block definition. This will allow you to produce the annotation fairly quickly. This is an ISO standard. It's not a part of the ASME standards, and I'm not sure it's even being considered by ASME right now.
In the long run, please vote for or file a new enhancement request via your Customer Portal to add this symbol as an actual SW annotation type.
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