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NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Experimenter
Experimenter

When detailing a threaded hole with Feature Parameters in NX8.5 the thread class would be called out automatically when the dimension was placed.  Example: #4-40 UNC-2B THRU.

 

With NX 9 using the Radial Dimension Hole Callout not only is the thread class not included when the dimension is placed but it is NOT in the Settings, Hole Callout, Parameters dialog box. Example: #4-40 THRU.

 

Is there a reason this is not included when a dimension is placed? If so, why is it not available in the Radial Dimension Hole Callout Settings dialog box? Is it someplace else in NX 9 and we are just not able to find it? Please let us know.

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Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Siemens Esteemed Contributor Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Siemens Esteemed Contributor

It appears that this problem is going to be addressed with PR 7201827 (I'm waiting for confirmation). 

 

Until this is fixed you can either manually add the standard on-the-fly as a suffix to Thread Size, or add the legacy Feature Parameters command back into your session as follows:

 

Menu > Tools > Customize

Under Categories, expand [-] Menu and then expand [-] Insert and select Dimension

Under Commands, drag "Feature Parameters" up to a group in your ribbon.

Ben Broad | PLM Enthusiast | Siemens GCSS

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Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Experimenter
Experimenter

We have noticed that when using the suffix workaround you described that the text inserted is bold compared to the rest of the fonts in the drawing. Could you please tell us how to change the setting for the suffix text so it matches all the text in the drawing? We have searched through all the settings we could find to no avail.

Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Siemens Esteemed Contributor Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Siemens Esteemed Contributor

I can't replicate what you have described.  Would it be possible for you upload a sample part file?

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Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Experimenter
Experimenter

Unfortunately no due to the proprietary nature of our business. ie: military

Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Siemens Esteemed Contributor Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Siemens Esteemed Contributor

So to recap...

 

Open the Radial Dimension dialog and change Method to Hole Callout

Select the Threaded Hole

Select "Settings" on the dialog

Select "Prefix/Suffix" from the list on the left to list the Hole Callout page on the right

Enter " UNC-2B" in the Suffix text entry field on the right

Close the Settings dialog, place the dimension and then Close the Radial Dimension.

 

This results in the Suffix text becoming bold?

 

Which version of NX9?

What font are you using?

Have you tried resetting the dialog (select the curly arrow on the top right of the dialog)?

What is "Settings Source" set to on the bottom of the Settings dialog?

Ben Broad | PLM Enthusiast | Siemens GCSS

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Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Experimenter
Experimenter

Yes to your recap.

Version 9.0.3.4

We are using the ideas_simplex "Thin Width" as opposed to the "Normal Width" that is showing up. We are looking for a setting to change the prefixes or suffixes to "Thin Width".

I do not see a curly arrow to reset the dialog?

Settings Source is set to "Preferences"

Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Siemens Esteemed Contributor Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Siemens Esteemed Contributor

I can reproduce it now. It appears to be a software defect. There is an option on the Settings dialog within the Dimension Text page for "Scope: Apply to Entire Dimension", but it appears that this is not being applied. Can you report it to GTAC?

Ben Broad | PLM Enthusiast | Siemens GCSS

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Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Experimenter
Experimenter

I have reported bug and it is IR #7225247 at GTAC.

Re: NX 9 DRAFTING HOLE CALLOUT THREAD CLASS QUESTIONS

Siemens Esteemed Contributor Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Siemens Esteemed Contributor
Thanks. When I looked at this it seems that it's only the legacy NX fonts that are affected. Truetype fonts appear to be okay.

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