I have my units set to feet & inches. I'm trying to put a bilateral tolerance on one dimension. It keeps wanting to show the upper tolerance in decimals and the lower tolerance in fractions. How do I get them both as fractional?
IDK but have you tried adding the inch symbol -"- instead of just 1/64?
What version of SW are you using? I'm not seeing that with SW2018 service pack 4. I even entered the upper one as .5, and as you can see it still displays as a fraction. Also, did you insert the dimensions manually in the drawing (which I did here), or is the tolerance set in the model and you inserted the model dimensions?
I'm using 2017. I typed 1/64 in the upper and .5 in the lower and got this, see below. It doesn't seem to matter how I type it, it wants to make the upper a decimal and the lower a fraction. I am putting them in manually in the drawing.
Erica, This seems to be a bug. Please report ASAP to your VAR.
I will, thank you. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a option somewhere to make this happen.
You have got to be kidding me, this worked! I didn't have to type the " mark in the bottom.
Stranger things have happened. Just look for Number 11.
Need to change your fraction precision to 64th's.
Then on the precision on the call out change it to 5 places.
Just add the screen shots.
I tried that, I even tried multiple different dimensions. (1/8", 1/2".....) For whatever reason James's answer worked.
My (totally uneducated) guess would be that in the first instance, as is common in SWX, you can enter a numerical calculation (12.5 - 6/3) into most any field and the program will evaluate that to provide the value. I use it quite a bit when I measure an angle and know I have to add/subtract 90 since when I select the elements to dimension I'm usually backward.
Did you also change the precision on the call-out Erica Stringer. I changed mine to 5 places and it works also. It might be a rounding at the smaller precision causing it not to show up.
Yes I tried that as well with no luck. I think this was a glitch. I just set up a brand new drawing to test some different theories. Danny, changing the overall precision to 64 worked. I didn't want my whole sheet in 64ths so changed it back to 16 and just overrode that dimension, which also worked. I'm not sure what I did to make my original drawing not want to cooperate. Thank you guys for the help!
Glad that works for you. Glad you was able to test different theories and see which works best for you. There is more than one way to do anything in Solidworks.
Yes there is, and I have absolutely no formal training. These forums and youtube are a godsend!
Erica Stringer wrote: Yes there is, and I have absolutely no formal training. These forums and youtube are a godsend!
Erica Stringer wrote:
Be careful with the youtube videos. Most of them are good, but anyone can post one, and sometimes the people posting them don't know as much as they think they do.
Well said Glenn Schroeder.
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