5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2009 1:57 PM by Eddie Cyganik

    Hole Wizzard Tolerances

    Glenn Douglas
      When dimensioning holes created using the Hole Wizzard using Hole Callout there is an option to tolerance the dual dimensions.

      I have a counterbore that is dual dimensioned MM [Inch]

      I'd like the dimensions to be:

      Diameter: 11.0[.43]
      Depth: 10[.39]

      There is an option to set the decimal places of the Dual Dimension, but it doesn't seem to work. The dual is always the same as the primary.

      Am I missing a setting somewhere??

        • Hole Wizzard Tolerances
          Eddie Cyganik

          Glenn,

          There were issues in certain versions of SolidWorks where the tolerance would or would not update when the number of digits were changed. And this issue was also carried over into dual dimensions.

          Of course this cannot be determined because you have not listed any SW Version.
          Note: Add pertinent information to your signature.

          Other settings that could affect this can be found under:
          Tools - Options - Document Properties - Units
          Check the number of decimal places listed for Primary & Secondary (Dual) Units.
            • Hole Wizzard Tolerances
              Glenn Douglas
              Here are my system specs.

              SolidWorks Office Premium 2008 SP5.0
              PDMWorks Enterprise 8.4 B168
              Dell T5400, Xeon CPU x5450 @ 3.00Ghz, 3.25 GB Ram
              XP Pro SP3
              nVidia Quadro FX 4600

              I don't like to add the info to the signature since it updates all old posts as well. So people searching the forum for a problem I had a year ago would assume that it was on SW 20008
                • Hole Wizzard Tolerances
                  Eddie Cyganik

                  Glenn,

                  I believe you are in a losing battle between:
                  => The settings & rules for leading & trailing zeros per the dimensioning standard.
                  => The settings & rules for leading & trailing zeros per the imperial & metric dimensions.

                  Additionally, your example does not make any sense to me because you have a diameter with a whole number yet you want to show a trailing zero. At the same time, your depth dimension is also a whole number and you do not want to show a trailing zero.
                  To me this is contradictory & confusing or bad drafting practice.



                    • Hole Wizzard Tolerances
                      Glenn Douglas
                      Eddie, the trailing zero's are on to show the tolerance of the dimension.

                      The tolerances on our Metric/English drawings are

                      X = +/- 0.5mm [.0197"]
                      X.X = +/- 0.2mm [.0079"]
                      X.XX = +/- 0.1mm [.0039"]

                      So the hole with tolerances would be:
                      Thru Hole Diameter: 6.6 +/- 0.2mm [.26 +/- .0039]
                      C'Bore Diameter: 11.0 +/- 0.2mm [.43 +/- .0039]
                      C'Bore Depth: 10 +/- 0.5mm [.39 +/- .0197]

                      The best I can get to display is:
                      Thru Hole Diameter: 6.6 [.3]
                      Diameter: 11.0 [.43]
                      Depth: 10 [0]

                      To get a reasonable English equivalent to display I have to have the primary decimal place set to XX which = +/- .1mm [.0039"] on the depth



                        • Hole Wizzard Tolerances
                          Eddie Cyganik

                          I'm sorry Glenn,

                          This still makes no sense to me as your tolerancing scheme violates the standard because the number of decimal places in a tolerance must be equal to the number of decimal places in the dimension, hence:

                          .X±.1
                          .XX±.03
                          .XXX±.005

                          So I guess I'll just bow-out here and hopefully someone else will reply with the help you need.