SOLIDWORKS 2020 New Features – Hole Callouts in Section Views
Tips and Tricks • Tianshuo Sun • 6 February 2020
In SolidWorks 2020, you can add hole callouts in section views.
Hole callouts can be applied to cross-sectioned holes and slots, in section views, broken-out section views, and detail views. It can be applied to Hole Wizard holes and slots, Advanced Holes, Holes created with Cut-Revolve and Holes and slots created with Cut-Extrude.
To add hole callouts in section views:
Click Hole Callout (Annotation toolbar) or Insert > Annotations > Hole Callout.
Select any line segment of the cross-sectioned hole:
Click to select a side edge:
Shift + click to select a top or bottom edge:
Click to place the callout.
The four holes in the demonstration picture above from left to right are created by Hole Wizard, Advanced Hole, Cut-Revolve and Cut-Extrude respectively.
Applying All Uppercase to Dimensions and Hole Callouts
You can also set dimensions and hole callouts to display characters in all uppercase in the graphics area.
You can apply all uppercase to selected dimensions and hole callouts. In any dimension or hole callout PropertyManager, under Dimension Text, select All uppercase.
You can also set the default as all uppercase for all new dimensions and hole callouts in a document. In any part, assembly, or drawing, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Drafting Standard. Under Uppercase, select All uppercase for dimensions and hole callouts.
In this example, this option has already been chosen.
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