I would like to have the circles on my detail views phantom, but retain a solid leader line. Is this possible?
I'm using 2010.
No way you can have that in current version of SW. If I can ask what is the specific need to have the circles on detail views as phantom.
You can always raise an Enhancement Request if you feel this will be something good to have in SW.
We are required to format our drawings per ASME Y14.5.
Any example of a detail circle I have seen in the code is in phantom. It is the style with the two arrows on either side of the detail letter,
but as we know, Solidworks doesn't do this well (arrows always seem to be too close). So, I would like to use a detail circle in phantom line (per Y14.5),
but with a solid leader. A phantom leader just doesn't look right.
Just tell them (whoever Them may be...) that the software doesn't support it.
That should be good enough, right?
iirc, circa 2001+ or 2003, you could use the sketch as a profile for the detail view and the the line-type of the sketch would be preserved. you could even alter the line thickness of the profile. of course using a profile violates the ASME standard.
i tried searching though some archives but cannot locate an example.
i haven't used this method in quite some time so i'm not sure when the functionality was changed. but i'm almost certain it used to be possible with a profile (anything other than a circle).
Kenneth, you are right in saying about using a closed profile other than circle for detail views but the line type (what ever you set to your profile) will change to solid after you have the detailed view created. And if it is possible, I would love to hear "How to do it" as I can't get it on with SW2009 Sp4.1
Sorry I overlooked the document settings
Brandon if you need this (as in attached pic) then go to Tools > Options > Document Properties> View Labels > Detail and set the line type for circle and border as well. But there is issue with this setting. You will get the border line in the detailed view similar to the details circle (refer pic)
I guess I may have set the border to dashed line also before creating this view, so please check.
Thank you Deepak,
I have no problem setting the linetype to phantom, but I would like to have a solid leader on my detail view callout.
Plee see the two attached jpegs...
Detail Circle 1: The arrows always seem to be too close to the detail letter. I cannot seem to adjust this in SW.
Detail Circle 2: I have changed the detail callout to "with leader", but now the leader is in phantom line as well. Again, I cannot seem to adjust this in SW.
You could always change to a Phantom Line, then use a Sketch Line to overlay the phantom line of the leader... I've used this with good results.
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