Does solidworks have an addin or a "button" for a zone locator? I attached a picture of what I'm talking about. We currently make them out of blocks but blocks are a pain in the you know what.
I have never tried this but have you looked into trying to modify the feature control frame for GDT?
No i havent, I'm not to sure by what you mean regarding the Control frame??
GTOL frame in S/W requires that the first box be occupied by a symbol from the established list of GDT symbols. A number wouldn't be able to be placed there, as shown in the attached image. In addition to your idea of using blocks, have you considered trying to make this from a general table?
That said, where in the ASME Y14.5-2009 does the "Zone Locator" reside, as shown in your example? I have a surprizing number of standards at my figure-tips (now and in my former job), so if you know where this is in any standard, I'll be able to find it quickly.
He might be referring to Sheet 3, Zone B7.
Never heard of it in a standard though.
in the example i posted, your correct, I am referenceing to Sheet 3 Zone B7. I will get the page information for the standard in a few. Dont have it infront of me.
Let me know what you find. I'm very interested.
I just tried doing this with a table, as noted as an option above. It works well. The advantages are that it can be easily edited and easily placed along existing sketch entities (like, title block or border). The disadvantage is that it cannot be associated with a particular drawing view. Using blocks is a little harder to edit, but they can be placed in drawing views. Neither could be attached nor grouped to annotation notes.
Well I lied, the standard were following is the Drawing Requirments Manual Section 126.96.36.199 It references ASME. I guess it comes down to personal preferences then I would imagine.
Thank you for everyeons help.
The ASME standard that applies is ASME Y-14.3 - Multiview & Sectional View Drawings, Section 1.7.7 - Cross Referencing Views, and Section 3.1.3 - Cross Referencing of Sections. These sections only state the need for a cross reference and that any type of symbol can be used.
Blocks can have attributes that allow you to double-click and type in the changes which might make that the more desirable path.
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