@hawcad Knurl is the term used for the diamond pattern (or other) texture applied for grip enhancement. Typically applied by a pressing tool while the part is rotated in a lathe.
@floresma there are 2 approaches based on your need.
1.) preferred (IMO), do a split surface and simply add texture to the draft and use a call out to annotate the Knurling.
2.) Create a helical cut and pattern. will need to do so CW and CCW.
thanks for clarifying and Yes 100% with You that the usage of a texture onto the cylinder surface is IMHO the easiest and fastet way to show that.
Gracy point about this issue:
I just explained that last week to a customer asking me exactly that question - but not in Englsih!
My thoughts went into the "twist" direction rather than "knurl"
Absolutely @hawcad...., it is ALL about the quality of the image used for the texture, in order for it to be suitable for the task.
That particular texture was the only one I had available, as used for a custom bronze fastener we produce here. Just enough visual information for manufacture.
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