# hole callout question

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I have a 8 taps 1/4-20 in my drawing. I made them by the hole wizard.
In the drawing I use the hole callout and this appears [ Ø.201 thru all
1/4-20-UNC -2B ?.500], and I want to change this kind of call out to [
1/4-20 Tap x .500 deep (8x)]
Is possible to do that, I want that every time that I want to use a
callout for the taps always obtain this configuration.
Regards.
Marco
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OK, Joe thanks for your help.
Marco.
> Marco Flores wrote: > > I have a 8 taps 1/4-20 in my drawing. I made them by the hole wizard. > > > > In the drawing I use the hole callout and this appears [ Ø.201 thru all > > 1/4-20-UNC -2B ?.500], and I want to change this kind of call out to [ > > 1/4-20 Tap x .500 deep (8x)] > > > > Is possible to do that, I want that every time that I want to use a > > callout for the taps always obtain this configuration. > > > > Regards. > > Marco > > > > > > I'll assume you're using SW 2003. (for future reference always state version) > > open up c:\Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\calloutformat.txt in a text > editing program like notepad. > > > change: > > *drilled thru but with blind threads* > TAP-DRILLTHRU= ;\ > - 2B > > > to: > > *drilled thru but with blind threads* > TAP-DRILLTHRU= x (8x) > > > > of course this will always shown (8x) I don't think there is a code for > hole count. > > > Joe > > > > > >
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Joe, do you know how to change the description from lowcase to uppercase.
Ejm. CBORE #10 Socket Head Cap Screw.
to CBORE #10 SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW
Regards. Marco Flores.
> > OK, Joe thanks for your help. > > Marco. > > > >
> > Marco Flores wrote: > > > I have a 8 taps 1/4-20 in my drawing. I made them by the hole > wizard. > > > > > > In the drawing I use the hole callout and this appears [ Ø.201 thru > all > > > 1/4-20-UNC -2B ?.500], and I want to change this kind of call out to [ > > > 1/4-20 Tap x .500 deep (8x)] > > > > > > Is possible to do that, I want that every time that I want to use a > > > callout for the taps always obtain this configuration. > > > > > > Regards. > > > Marco > > > > > > > > > > I'll assume you're using SW 2003. (for future reference always state > version) > > > > open up c:\Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\calloutformat.txt in a > text > > editing program like notepad. > > > > > > change: > > > > *drilled thru but with blind threads* > > TAP-DRILLTHRU= ;\ > > - 2B > > > > > > to: > > > > *drilled thru but with blind threads* > > TAP-DRILLTHRU= x (8x) > > > > > > > > of course this will always shown (8x) I don't think there is a code for > > hole count. > > > > > > Joe > > > > > > > > > > > >
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the easiest way is to use an all caps font (e.g.-- Technic). Then it doesn't matter....
> Joe, do you know how to change the description from lowcase to > uppercase. > > Ejm. > CBORE #10 Socket Head Cap Screw. > > to CBORE #10 SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW > > Regards. > Marco Flores. > > > > >
> > > > OK, Joe thanks for your help. > > > > Marco. > > > > > > > >
> > > Marco Flores wrote: > > > > I have a 8 taps 1/4-20 in my drawing. I made them by the hole > > wizard. > > > > > > > > In the drawing I use the hole callout and this appears [ Ø.201 > thru > > all > > > > 1/4-20-UNC -2B ?.500], and I want to change this kind of call out to [ > > > > 1/4-20 Tap x .500 deep (8x)] > > > > > > > > Is possible to do that, I want that every time that I want to use > a > > > > callout for the taps always obtain this configuration. > > > > > > > > Regards. > > > > Marco > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'll assume you're using SW 2003. (for future reference always state > > version) > > > > > > open up c:\Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\calloutformat.txt in a > > text > > > editing program like notepad. > > > > > > > > > change: > > > > > > *drilled thru but with blind threads* > > > TAP-DRILLTHRU= ;\ > > > - 2B > > > > > > > > > to: > > > > > > *drilled thru but with blind threads* > > > TAP-DRILLTHRU= x (8x) > > > > > > > > > > > > of course this will always shown (8x) I don't think there is a code > for > > > hole count. > > > > > > > > > Joe > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
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The hard way:
1. get a program that can edit access97 database files such as PrjGenericMDB.
2. make a back up copy of c:\Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\ansiinch.mdb
3. open up c:\Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\ansiinch.mdb
4. open the INDEX table.
5. under the "DESCRIPTION_FORMAT" column change:
CBORE for %size Socket Head Cap Screw
to:
CBORE for %size SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW
6. say 3 hail marys and restart SW.
Once when adding extra tap threads to the ansimetric.mdb SW stop showing all of the data from ansimetric.mdb everywhere. I had to rebuild the index to make it work and then still SW thought it couldn't access the file until it was closed for 20 minutes!!!.
Joe
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I tried changing the font to Technic as Michael suggest me, and it works good, I think the hard way is going to be more complicated and very risky, I will keep the easy way and the hard way I will practice in the future.
Thanks for your support. Marco
PrjGenericMDB.
Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\ansiinch.mdb > > 3. open up c:\Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english\ansiinch.mdb > > 4. open the INDEX table. > > 5. under the "DESCRIPTION_FORMAT" column change: > > CBORE for %size Socket Head Cap Screw > > to: > > CBORE for %size SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW > > 6. say 3 hail marys and restart SW. > > Once when adding extra tap threads to the ansimetric.mdb SW stop showing all of > the data from ansimetric.mdb everywhere. I had to rebuild the index to make it work > and then still SW thought it couldn't access the file until it was closed for 20 > minutes!!!. > > Joe > > > >
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Where I work, the hole count is required on all hole callouts (unless holes = 1). I spend plenty of time adding: 6 PLCS, 8 PLCS, 3 PLCS etc. to all of my drawings.
Someone could write a macro to find each hole callout in a drawing and for each find its hole wizard feature, get the number of points from that feature and append the hole call out.
Any volunteers?
Joe

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