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?

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?

Hello Erica,

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 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!

IDK but have you tried adding the inch symbol -"- instead of just 1/64?