Specifying Threaded Holes

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I'm new at mechanical drafting so this might be a basic question but I've spent a
lot of time trying to figure this out with no luck.
I'm creating a drawing that is simply a flat plate of steel that has holes in it
that are threaded. What is the best way to indicate the thread specs, such as 1/4-20
threads?
In the help about placing callouts it talks about a hole reference which is used
to specify thread sizes and depths but it doesn't say how to use it. It also talks
about setting up the options in the "File Locations" to point to text files. I did
that so it was pointing to HOLES.txt which includes thread specs but I don't know
how to make use of it to specify threads in my drawings. Help please! By the way,
I have V20.
Thanks,
Ed
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Re: Specifying Threaded Holes

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The items that you are referring to all have to do with detailing a solid
model (where the thread information would be contained). If it is drawn in
2D, you will need to enter all information by hand.
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PellaKen
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
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>
> I'm new at mechanical drafting so this might be a basic question but I've
> spent a
> lot of time trying to figure this out with no luck.
> I'm creating a drawing that is simply a flat plate of steel that has holes
> in it
> that are threaded. What is the best way to indicate the thread specs, such
> as 1/4-20
> threads?
> In the help about placing callouts it talks about a hole reference which
> is used
> to specify thread sizes and depths but it doesn't say how to use it. It
> also talks
> about setting up the options in the "File Locations" to point to text
> files. I did
> that so it was pointing to HOLES.txt which includes thread specs but I
> don't know
> how to make use of it to specify threads in my drawings. Help please! By
> the way,
> I have V20.
>
> Thanks,
> Ed


Re: Specifying Threaded Holes

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Ken,
OK. that explains why I was getting nowhere with it. It would be nice if the help
file contents was modified to get rid of or display a message when it doesn't apply
to the 2D package. It sure would have saved me a bunch of time. I know, I shouldn't
be complaining about free software. Anyway, I really like Solid Edge 2D.
Ed
"Ken Grundey" wrote:
>The items that you are referring to all have to do with detailing a solid
>
>model (where the thread information would be contained). If it is drawn in
>
>2D, you will need to enter all information by hand.
>
>--
>PellaKen
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
>news:477e870e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> I'm new at mechanical drafting so this might be a basic question but I've

>
>> spent a
>> lot of time trying to figure this out with no luck.
>> I'm creating a drawing that is simply a flat plate of steel that has holes

>
>> in it
>> that are threaded. What is the best way to indicate the thread specs, such

>
>> as 1/4-20
>> threads?
>> In the help about placing callouts it talks about a hole reference which

>
>> is used
>> to specify thread sizes and depths but it doesn't say how to use it. It

>
>> also talks
>> about setting up the options in the "File Locations" to point to text
>> files. I did
>> that so it was pointing to HOLES.txt which includes thread specs but I
>> don't know
>> how to make use of it to specify threads in my drawings. Help please! By

>
>> the way,
>> I have V20.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ed

>
>