I'm trying to figure out a relatively simple looking task. We have fasteners outside of a part that seem to merge with the part and not display and edge. I'm wondering if there's a quick fix to show the separation between parts.
Pick this option for tapped holes:
Other than that, nothing quick-and-easy comes to mind.
You can either do as Josh suggested or do what we do and live with it. Where I work we decided it was not worth the extra effort because we always model our taps with cosmetic threads and if we used the other method we would need to create a second configuration. It all depends on what you are going to do with your drawing.
Yeah it seems like most of these solutions aren't worth the time. Typically our fasteners are already coincident to the face they mate with but for this applications a few splines sketched in was the simplest and most effective for what its worth.
Another solution, which is not quick, would be to add a split line to the face. Create a circle with the diameter you wish to show. A sketch would be needed for each face unfortunately.
I wouldn't recommend this but it's a solution.
Building on Mike Lee suggestion, another solution would be to create a tapered "plug" in which the large end is the same diameter as your screw. You then mate this plug concentric with the screw and coincident with the part the screw goes into. I would not recommend this though...
screw in block
screw in block with plug mated to screw and block
How I did this
I need to get a new oven so I do not have so much time on my hands to come up with weird solutions
Another option to semi hide the issue is to select the bolt and the underlying hole in the drawing view tree and make them show hidden lines.
Why not add a tiny chamfer(.025") to the edge if using hole wizard? That is basically just a broken edge which probably physically exists on the part anyways.
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