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UGMENTALCASE  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 24, 2017 2:37:28 AM(UTC)
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Morning all,

Spent some time over the weekend creating my own user symbols. Nice little feature in the software. I've knocked up some tapped hole symbols as well, if anyone is interested I'll post them here. They transfer to the drawing pretty good!

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L. Banasky  
#2 Posted : Monday, July 24, 2017 1:20:49 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for creating a way to show threads, we need the help. I'm very interested.
The subject of threads has been brought up many times over the years, most recently 6 months ago, do a Search on Threading.
This is what I posted, and this is just my opinion on the topic.
<<<< It would be ideal to have a choice of cosmetic or modelled helical threads
in the model. The most important issue for me is Model to Sheet.
Model to Sheet needs to use the model threads to place the correct threads
in the drawing.
The amount of work needed to make a drawing is very time consuming, and
yes, contrary to popular belief, customers still need a drawing. The
drawing is a legal document showing revision levels, changes, material
etc. and has the required signatures and initials of engineers, quality control,
etc.responsible for the products they are ordering or producing.
We need the models for CNC production, the models are nice to look, but we
still have mountains of paper drawings on the shop floor, hanging in folders
on machines, work benches, file cabinets in quality control, and also
on my desk.>>>>

Need an easy way to show section views with simplified threads.


Larry
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UGMENTALCASE  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:09:06 AM(UTC)
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Uuuum it's a tricky one. The symbols, I think, are pretty good. Now I've just been messing about with an option to create a 3D symbol, of the thread. However, it's tricky to get it editable, well easily editable!
I suppose over time you could build up a directory of threads, however leave it with me and I'll see what I can do.

The best results so far have been a surface which you save as a symbol and bring in, when you section it, it does show up. Trouble is, I haven't found a way to make it easily editable yet. It's easy done with flat bottom hole, but I'm looking at V bottom (more realistic :-) )

The second challenge is making the line dashed for ASME!

One way I've just done is create a solid which is stepped down (like the attached) you put this where the hole is to be. You don't use the hole function, you add this instead, and the section works out pretty good, but you then need to add lines in on the drawing.

I'll keep playing and see what I can come up with, it's not going to easy!
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:48:47 AM(UTC)
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I would say, the easiest is you end up with a library of 2d symbols for this. Similar to the ones provided, but make a master file, show points, and then this can be edited in length. Apply a hole, at tapping size to the model. This way anyone manufacturing to the model, has the correct information. Then on a section view, apply the symbol and you get something like the attached.

I tried other way but the view is generated by what you select in the model. If this changes, i.e you add more stuff to it, you can't seem to get that on the view, so you need to be pretty sure of what you have before you flatten it, and then apply the symbols.
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