If your components have a huge variety and number of holes, presenting up-to-date information about holes in draft is surely one of your highly critical requirements. Try any of the following ways to get hole feature information in drawing views.
You can place a hole callout that contains all the important information in an associative form, i.e. it updates automatically when any of the respective hole features are edited or deleted. Let us place step-by-step, a feature callout for a hole feature.
In next few steps, we’ll choose what pieces of information we want to add to this smart callout.
These preset information schemes for various types of holes are driven by Dimension styles, which can be edited as required (Home -> Dimension -> Styles). If you want to see a complete list of all such individual codes, click Symbols and Values button.
5. If your component has multiple coplanar holes that are exactly same, you may use the scheme “%QC X __” in Quantity field under Hole Quantity Note. Use it as it is or edit it as needed. You may use the code %QC for coplanar holes, %QP for parallel holes or %QA for all identical holes in the model.
To include this information in the final result, add %QN before %HC (separated by a space) on the General tab.
Information in a feature callout can also be displayed in a hole diameter dimension form. Following are the steps to accomplish this.
If you already have the hole Information placed in a PMI Model View in the part model, it’s easy to retrieve it in draft.
2. Tick the option to include PMI annotations
If you have placed a drawing view already, go to the General tab of Drawing View Properties dialog, and tick the above option. You can also set it as a default for a particular draft template by ticking it in Solid Edge Options -> Annotation tab.
You may also explore the Hole Table command (Tables group) which provides many smart options to present hole information in a tabular form.
Making hole information associative can not only save a lot of design and drafting time, but also ensures error-free output every single time. Hope this blog helps you grab the advantage of Solid Edge’s excellent capabilities that can boost the productivity of your design process.
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