1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 2, 2018 9:54 AM by John Stoltzfus

    Show threads as a single line on a drawing

    Tim Treybal

      Many of our drawings are also used in parts manuals, exploded views, etc.

      But, showing bolts and nuts with threads are so dark on the prints.  I typically create a simplified config for threading with rotated cut extrudes every 1/4" (varies) but it still shows up as 2 solid circles at each cut.  Then I hide one of each of these & turn the other into a .006 line weight as well as the bolt head detail lines.  Very time consuming but looks great on the print.

      I do not want to just suppress the threads on the default config.

      Is there any way to do the preferred way only simpler & faster?  I'm talking about multiple fasteners on a single print.


      defaultsimplified config preferred view


      This is a sketch of the rotated cut, arrayed pattern as needed.






      Message was edited by: Tim Treybal