2017 - thread feature for external threads
How do I turn off full thread display? - lots of threads getting cluttered, just need a cosmetic/concentric line display as with threaded holes, cheers
Since I do not use the Thread feature. My simple answer would be not to use it and model the thread just as the OD and add a cosmetic thread feature. But I assume you want some type of automatic thread callout on your drawing?
Like Solid Air has suggested, suppressed/remove the thread features and add cosmetic threads with required call out. And then in the drawing the same call out would appear/show up.
OK, so why does a threaded hole show like a cosmetic but an external show as a cut thread
As I stated earlier, I do not use the thread feature but I would assume that was the way SW made it because when you insert a cosmetic thread you have the choice of selecting a standard, type and size. Now when you make a drawing you can right click and select Insert Callout which inserts the thread call out shown in the feature.
If you need the required detail in this part's drawing file but it's a performance hit in assemblies, as the gentlemen above mentioned, suppress the Thread feature, but as two configurations: one with detail for the drawing and the other w/o the Thread for performance.
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