Annotations - Hole Callout
Summary:Ability to customize Hole Callout of Slot hole.
I tested this on SW2017 and the edit took:
The lower callout was created before the edit, the upper one after the edit (which was just copying the depth code):
Keep in mind, that "calloutformat.txt" is in a protected location, so be sure to move the file (to your Desktop for example) where it can be edited.
Other file format editors usually give you an indication the file is read-only in its regular location.
Note so with Notepad, so you can edit all you like, but if the file is in its regular location, no changes will be saved and you'll receive no notice of this.
So, perhaps, it's not an SW version issue, but a r/o file issue.
I hope this helps.
I know that, I'm very familiar with hole callout format and its location.
Looking at your screen-shot you have already a callout for slots.
My hole callout on slots looks like the following:
And I haven't got the "SLOT-BLIND" line in the "calloutformat.txt".
Thanks for your advice. I will try to edit the slot command line later but I don't think SW2015 will cope with it. I'll let you know.
I tried to add the "SLOT-BLIND" line in my "calloutformat.txt" and it works!
Thanks a lot.
Could you please give me the command lines for:
- counterbore slot
- countersink slot
Thanks Kevin. Much appreciated.
I know this question has been asked several times, any chances to customize "number of instances" (i.e. "(3)" instead of "3 x")?
I did a quick search of the forum for "<NUM_INST>" but the best solution I found was to remove the X and save the dimension as a favorite.
I don't know what drafting standard you're using, the "X" is required per ANSI.
I don't know what other drafting standards dictate, but make sure your reason to remove the "X" is worthwhile.
Thanks for your suggestions. We use the ISO standard and I'm not sure if there is anything specified, but we want to put the number of instances into brackets - i.e. (3x) M8x16 DP as we always did in the past - unfortunately is not my decision, I would be happy with the SW standard ....
I tried to modify the calloutformat.txt as described in https://forum.solidworks.com/message/781655#comment-781655 and it works, but then I get (1x) when there is only one instance for the hole and in that case I have to manually delete the num of inst. (1x) because it doesn't make sense.
Therefore, whether modify the hole callout when it's a series (hole pattern) rather than when it's a single instance doesn't make much difference, so I keep the "n x" standard format and manually add a couple of bracket when is a series.