Most of my parts have pipe threads, frequently on the outside. Under cosmetic thread, I can find no option for NPT. This makes me sad since I've recently converted over from another software which does this very easily.
add your cosmetic thread and call it out as npt.
So fake it?
Exactly. When I discovered cosmetic thread was the only way to make external threads and have them show in drawings, I was very disappointed in SWX.
All cosmetic threads are fake. What's the big deal?
It isn't so much that the actual threads show up, although that is useful. I use a draftsman, so any information I can put in a model that will pull into the drawing notes is helpful. If I put in a UNC cosmetic thread, the draftsman will call it out as such unless I remember to point it out beforehand.
You can override the thread callout and put 3/8 NPT or whatever.
Everything in CAD is fake if you want to say that. The point is that the model fully defines the part and the drawing takes information from the model.
What he means is that the term "cosmetic" threads is just that, cosmetic or fake.
I'm amazed at this. I rarely use cosmetic thread. Where I have used it, I implemented Straight Pipe Tapped Thread. Retroactively, I looked through all available standards and likewise found no NPT, particularly in ANSI Inch. This is baffling to me as well, and appears to be an oversight. It's not included in Routing license or its downloads that I've gathered either.
Is this included in some Solidworks Content to download for expanded Types of Cosmetic Thread?
Has anyone else developed this for their own use, and if so can they export or share it?
Ditto for BSPT (R type) threads also
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