Maybe train your guys to use decimals. I detest fractions....
I under stand but some of their drawings are in fraction which they want redone in 3d . so what am to do. what ever they want just pay me
Robert Clementi wrote: I under stand but some of their drawings are in fraction which they want redone in 3d . so what am to do. what ever they want just pay me
Robert Clementi wrote:
Yeah, where I work, it's more important how the drawings appear than that they are correct...So, I can sympathize with you. Glenn's suggestion should fix your problem.
You need to check the box for "Round to Nearest Fraction" (see the second screenshot at How do I change my units from inches to mm (or vice versa)?).
Is this a bug that has been fixed? I can't get my callout to appear with any decimals regardless of whether that checkbox is checked:
I'm using 2019 SP5.
1-2Z6Y3OX wrote: Glenn,Is this a bug that has been fixed? I can't get my callout to appear with any decimals regardless of whether that checkbox is checked:I'm using 2019 SP5.
Never mind Glenn, when I changed the hole type, it shows some decimals...Buggy darn software if you ask me...
Matt Peneguy wrote: Glenn,Is this a bug that has been fixed? I can't get my callout to appear with any decimals regardless of whether that checkbox is checked:I'm using 2019 SP5.
Matt Peneguy wrote:
With the settings in your screenshot, dimensions will display as fractions unless they aren't an even 1/32. So
0.03125 would display as 1/32", but 0.3126 would display as decimal. . . or at least that's how it's supposed to work.
If you want them to display as decimal you need to pick something other than "None" from the drop-down in the box for Length in the Decimals column.
that's the baby worked just fine ty
I can't get my units to show that way. Can you pack and go your drawing with that part, zip it up and post it for us to check out?
well what I did initial is go to options then document properties the unit on the the fractions column put 32 for 32 nds . but didn't do all until glenn told me about to nearest fraction
Oh, because they were not exact fraction in decimal?
when It comes to solidworks I have to reclaim dead brain cells .last time I really used it was 10 yrs ago
so since I see a lot of jobs asking for solidworks .ifigured I by myself.im unemployed due to covid 19 and getting a job at my age
is likle getting kissed my Michael corlene. so im trying to be more marketable .and I appreciate any help these forums can give. I used autocad and inventor,sdrc,nx .so I have to relearn solidworks
While decimals work great for us in the office, Most guys in the shop use tape measures that are in fractions. And unless you are working on something that is relatively small they will not be able to work in 1/32"s either so I find it best to use what the guys in the shop can work with.
My instructor in school said "remember, what you detail with a micrometer the guy on the floor will layout with a ruller. He will then mark it with a crayon and cut it with an ax."
If you want only the one particular dimension changed There is another method to accomplish this task. If you select the dimension the dimension task box will open on the left of your screen. Select the "other column. Select the Override Units box and then set the denominator to your desired dimension. Then even if your settings are set to the nearest fraction with 1/16" as your smallest unit for the rest of your drawing you can have this particular drawing as precise as you desire.
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