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Hole Wizard - changing the format file does nothing

Question asked by Bill Lacey on Feb 28, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2012 by Matthew Lorono

I've added a couple of holes to a part using the hole wizard and a fractional drill size. When I add a hole callout in the drawing, it reads 175X 9/32 THRU ALL and the Dimension Text box has the following syntax: <NUM_INST>X <hw-fstsze> <hw-thru>


What I really want is for the callout to read 175X Ø0.281 THRU ALL (or <NUM_INST>X <hw-diam> <hw-thru>) but no matter what I do to change the calloutformat.txt file, I cannot get the diameter of the hole to show up as a decimal. What's really throwing me for a loop is the syntax of the plain hole: HOLE-BLIND=;<MOD-DIAM> <hw-diam> <HOLE-DEPTH> <hw-depth>. The <hw-fstsze> variable isn't even in the syntax! I just printed all 69 pages of the calloutformat file and I can't find a single entry that even comes close to matching the syntax of the actual note.


How can I get the hole diameter to show up as a decimal without manually changing it each time? I can see the Callout Value in the properties box, but when I click on the drop down only the Fastener Size option is there. Even if I could get this to let me choose a diameter value that would fix my problem.